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Corporate agility

Corporate agility

Dynamic Organizations: Achieving Marketplace Agility Through Workforce Scalability

Dynamic organizations (DOs) operate in business environments characterized by frequent and discontinuous change. They compete on the basis of marketplace agility; that is on their ability to generate a steady stream of both large and small innovations in products, services, solutions, business models, and even internal processes that enable them to leapfrog and outmaneuver current and would-be competitors and thus eke out a series of temporary competitive advantages that might, with luck, add up to sustained success over time.

Marketplace agility requires the ongoing reallocation of resources, including human resources. We use the term workforce scalability to capture the capacity of an organization to keep its human resources aligned with business needs by transitioning quickly and easily from one human resource configuration to another and another, ad infinitum.

Read the research articles online at

(1) Dynamic Organizations: Achieving Marketplace Agility Through Workforce Scalability; and

(2) Dynamic Organizations: Achieving Marketplace And Organizational Agility With People


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Workinfo.com Human Resources Magazine Volume 1 Issue 7, 2007

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