The Role of Organizational Agility in Reinforcing Job Engagement: A Study on Industrial Companies in Egypt

Wageeh A. Nafei
2016 International Business Research  
<p>Background: In the current turbulent and highly competitive environment, organizational agility (OA), that is the ability of organizations to quickly sense and respond to environmental changes, is an important determinant of organization success.</p><p>Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify the types of OA (sensing agility, decision-making agility and acting agility) and its role in promoting job engagement (JE) of the employees at the Egyptian industrial companies in Sadat
more » ... .</p><p>Research Design/Methodology: To assess positive OA, refer to (OA Questionnaire, Jaworski &amp; Kohli, 1993) and JE (JE Questionnaire, Rich et al. (2010) are used). The data of the study was collected from 315 employees at the Egyptian industrial companies in Sadat city. Out of the 372 questionnaires that were distributed to employees at industrial companies in Egypt, 315 usable questionnaires were returned, a response rate of 85%. Multiple Regression Analysis (MRA) was used to confirm the research hypotheses.</p><p>Findings: The researcher has found that the study subjects do agree that OA directly affects the dimensions of JE of the employees at the industrial companies involved in the current study.</p><p>Practical implications: This research helps to stimulate scientific research, particularly in terms of testing the model content, as well as studying the study variables and the factors affecting them. In addition, this research pointed to the need for organizations to practice OA in order to be able to meet contemporary intense competition, as this trend is to play an important role in enhancing JE.</p><p>Originality/value: This research dealt with OA in terms of its concept and dimensions, in addition to dealing with the role of OA in promoting JE at the Egyptian industrial companies in Sadat City.</p>
doi:10.5539/ibr.v9n2p153 fatcat:eqbn3ov54nhnzmpg3djo7povwy