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Title: The relationship between job redesigning, reskilling and upskilling on organizational agility
Authors: Jamal, Amani Fathi
El Nemar, Sam
Sakka, Georgia
Affiliations: Department of Business Administration 
Keywords: Change readiness
Employees’ technology acceptance
Job redesign
Organizational agility
Issue Date: 2024-01-01
Part of: EuroMed Journal of Business
Purpose: This research explores the link between job redesign and skilling in three Lebanese service provider industries, aiming to understand how these factors affect organizational agility, a crucial factor for efficiency and effectiveness and promote long-term interventions through job redesign, upskilling and reskilling. Design/methodology/approach: This study employed two surveys, one for personnel (employees) and one for human aid managers (HR managers). These surveys collected data from 384 employees and 67 HR managers. The study utilized a work design questionnaire (WDQ), skilling application evaluation and the change acceptance model and testing to evaluate job redesign, skilling application effectiveness, technology acceptance and change readiness. Findings: It was revealed that there is a significant and positive relationship between job redesign and the application of skilling programs. This relationship was shown to enhance organizational agility, with a particular focus on employees' technology acceptance and readiness for change. The integrated framework that combines job redesign, upskilling and reskilling was empirically tested and found to enable organizations to build their agility. The study also identified challenges and offered solutions for implementation, emphasizing the importance of employee responsiveness. Practical implications: This research emphasizes the need for organizations to adapt job designs and enhance employee skills to enhance organizational agility, recommending a structured approach that combines job redesign and skill development efforts. Originality/value: This research integrates job redesign, upskilling and reskilling in Lebanese service provider industries, contributing to organizational change and workforce development. It emphasizes technology acceptance and readiness for change.
ISSN: 14502194
DOI: 10.1108/EMJB-10-2023-0279
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Business Administration

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