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An Investigation and Presentation of a Model for Factors Influencing the Agility of Human Resources a Case Study of Yazd Electricity Distribution Company to Springer Proceedings

  • Hamed Alvansaz
  • Maryam Hakakian
  • Mohammadfarid Alvansazyazdi
  • Nelson Esteban Salgado ReyesEmail author
  • Alejandro Miguel Camino Solórzano
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)

Abstract

Agility resembles the idea of speed and change through business environment. Agility focus on responding to dynamic and turbulent markets and customer’s demands. It is while the implications of agile competition dependent upon competitive contexts which are particularly active within an organization. The present study is an attempt to find out which factors are more influential on attaining agility with regard to human resources. The sample for this study includes the staff working in Yazd Electricity Distribution Company. Random sampling method was used in this study and the data were gathered through the use of a questionnaire (after examining its reliability and validity as an instrument of data collection). Furthermore, in order to investigate this issue, the fuzzy approach was used as one of the beneficial instruments for measuring those problems with vague indices. Structural Equation Modeling was also applied to experiment research hypotheses. The results of this study show that in order to face such changes, agility based on human resources’ knowledge, human resources’ skills, the existence of cooperative culture in the organization, and access to information is necessary. Besides, regarding the importance of agility of human resources for organizations, it is suggested to investigate other influential factors on agility in future research to contribute to the further development of the model presented within this research.

Keywords

Human resources agility Fuzzy approach Human resources knowledge Cooperation culture Staff’s access to information 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This research was supported by Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabí, Ecuador, and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamed Alvansaz
    • 1
  • Maryam Hakakian
    • 1
  • Mohammadfarid Alvansazyazdi
    • 2
    • 5
  • Nelson Esteban Salgado Reyes
    • 3
    Email author
  • Alejandro Miguel Camino Solórzano
    • 4
  1. 1.Yazd Electricity Distribution CompanyYazdIran
  2. 2.Facultad Ingeniera Ciencias Físicas y Matemática, Carrera Ingeniera CivilUniversidad Central del EcuadorQuitoEcuador
  3. 3.Facultad de Ingeniería, Escuela de SistemasPontificia Universidad Católica del EcuadorQuitoEcuador
  4. 4.Facultad de ArquitecturaRector en la Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de ManabíMantaEcuador
  5. 5.Facultad Ingeniera, Carrera Ingeniera CivilUniversidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de ManabíMantaEcuador

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