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An Exploration of Enhancing Adoption and Agility in Technological Changes

Journal of Organisation and Human Behaviour

Volume 6 Issue 3

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Prafulla Pawar, Rahil Meymandpour | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Management Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
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In the present paper, the optimal way of increasing employees adoption and agility in technological changes and the proper designed strategies suggested by scholars to managers as policy makers to manipulate these technological changes and develop the foremost approach to control unexpected changes in companies are explored. After investigating related works and scrutinising numerous approaches surrounding managing technological changes, it is perceived a successful technological change management depends, to a great extent, on employees capabilities to be more adopted and agile in implementing new technologies satisfactorily. Since employees play the main role in accomplishing technological tasks, they should possess skills related to those new technologies. As keeping regular employees has some obstacles mentioned in the following, the optimal option of having skilled staff with more adoption and agility in technological changes can be produced through contingent workforce system in the light of vintage human capital model in this study. Besides, technology diffusion theory is considered marginally in this paper to manifest the presence of employees adoption and agility in technological changes.

Keywords: Technological Change, Adoption, Agility, Contingent Workforce, Technology Diffusion, Vintage Human Capital Model

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