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Asked 4th Aug, 2020

Which Organizational Performance can Organizational Resilience Capability predict? Which connections with Sustainability?

Dear colleagues,
I am working on a measurement model based on capabilities to measure organizational resilience capability (ORC). Given that I could only focus the study on the antecedents of ORC with a microfoundational approach, I would instead like to develop the model a bit more and find an outcome variable that could depend on the different levels of ORC that I will assess. Let's call this missing outcome variable "variable Y" for the moment.
I am also trying to connect the current COVID-19 pandemic to ORC, expecting to find a better response of more resilient organizations with respect to Y. Finally, as I work on Sustainability, I wouldn't mind Y to be related to sustainability too. I was thinking about something such as the difference between "perceived" and "expected" sustainable organizational performance, expecting lower differences to be connected to higher level of ORC. What do you think about that? It is not easy to find a direct link between an outcome variable and ORC. Any suggestions?

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29th Aug, 2020
Lilian Hupkens
University of South Africa
Hi again, my previous reaction may seem a bit too critical. However, my experience is that when the underlying presumptions of your questions are brought to light by careful and critical questioning by others, that leads often to insights where you can answer your own questions because your own thinking has developed. Wishing you success!

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18th Aug, 2020
Muhammad Yahya Qureshi
KRIC (Knowledge Research & Innovation Center), Pakistan
Dear Giacomo Buzzao
Seeing all that you have explained, it seems that you are trying to develop a holistic model that can integrate micro, meso and macro levels. Therefore you need to go to individual level (micro of both organization & holistic concept), then to organization's highest level (macro of the organization and meso of the concept) as well as beyond organizational level (macro). I am working on a similar holistic approach but area is a bit different; Individual and Collective Organizational Mindfulness by integrating Micro, Meso and Macro levels. Micro elements effect the outcomes at Meso level, such as Organizational Collective Performance, simultaneously the Meso level (Leadership, Policies, Procedures, Resources and Attitudes etc) effect the elements at Micro level. Beyond that at Macro level certain factors factors also effect which are beyond control of the organization, such as National Policies, Natural Disaster, Pandemic like COVID-19).
I think first you need to conceptualize your concept in clarity . After specifying the CONCEPT ( Organizational Resilience), then derive DIMENSIONS from the concept (Anticipate, Coping and Adaption and so on), further derive FACTORS (Internal as well as external to the organization) from dimensions and finally derive ELEMENTS from factors. After you have done that place DIMENSIONS at macro, FACTORS at meso and ELEMENTS at micro and your CONCEPTUAL Model is automatically formed. Then think, discuss and fine tune your model.
I am sending you few figures which I developed for my thesis and fuhrer for my ongoing project and hope they might help you as guideline in formulating your Model. i am available for further help if you need me. Regards
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7th Aug, 2020
Béatrice Marianne Ewalds-Kvist
Stockholm University University of Turku Finland
Health-care organisations are linked to moral resilience and basic school organisations are linked to child abuse and neglect:
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Adaptability to change- Economic cycles ,in technology,in product profile,in customer preferences and in HR practices( in combination) will be the vitality for organizational resilience.All these factors may occur in combination independently or in groups in varying degrees at different times.
The cause and the intensity have to be factored and appropriate interventions have to be customized specifically.
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12th Aug, 2020
Solaiman Elsheikh
Benha University
interesting
18th Aug, 2020
Muhammad Yahya Qureshi
KRIC (Knowledge Research & Innovation Center), Pakistan
Dear Giacomo Buzzao
Seeing all that you have explained, it seems that you are trying to develop a holistic model that can integrate micro, meso and macro levels. Therefore you need to go to individual level (micro of both organization & holistic concept), then to organization's highest level (macro of the organization and meso of the concept) as well as beyond organizational level (macro). I am working on a similar holistic approach but area is a bit different; Individual and Collective Organizational Mindfulness by integrating Micro, Meso and Macro levels. Micro elements effect the outcomes at Meso level, such as Organizational Collective Performance, simultaneously the Meso level (Leadership, Policies, Procedures, Resources and Attitudes etc) effect the elements at Micro level. Beyond that at Macro level certain factors factors also effect which are beyond control of the organization, such as National Policies, Natural Disaster, Pandemic like COVID-19).
I think first you need to conceptualize your concept in clarity . After specifying the CONCEPT ( Organizational Resilience), then derive DIMENSIONS from the concept (Anticipate, Coping and Adaption and so on), further derive FACTORS (Internal as well as external to the organization) from dimensions and finally derive ELEMENTS from factors. After you have done that place DIMENSIONS at macro, FACTORS at meso and ELEMENTS at micro and your CONCEPTUAL Model is automatically formed. Then think, discuss and fine tune your model.
I am sending you few figures which I developed for my thesis and fuhrer for my ongoing project and hope they might help you as guideline in formulating your Model. i am available for further help if you need me. Regards
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20th Aug, 2020
Giacomo Buzzao
University of Groningen
Dear Muhammad Yahya Qureshi I really appreciate the time you took to provide me with this very insightful answer. You're right, I am working on a holistic model based on different levels. However, more than deriving and identifying Dimensions, Factors and Elements, I was also looking for an outcome variable, a performance variable (such as for instance Organizational Performance), related to sustainability. You're answer really helped me making clear some aspects I mistakenly gave for granted, thanks again.
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20th Aug, 2020
Muhammad Yahya Qureshi
KRIC (Knowledge Research & Innovation Center), Pakistan
Dear Giacomo Buzzao
Thanks for your such gratified comments, I am always available for discussion and help. Regards
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21st Aug, 2020
Muhammad Yahya Qureshi
KRIC (Knowledge Research & Innovation Center), Pakistan
Dear Giacomo Buzzao
I have few words from my thesis that present how I transformed existing concept of Mindfulness into Organizational Holistic Concept. which might seem interesting to you and probably invoke some new thoughts/ mechanism for your study model. Please read the following link.
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26th Aug, 2020
Sana Noreen
University of Lahore
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29th Aug, 2020
Lilian Hupkens
University of South Africa
Some questions:
What is the reason you want or need to broaden the research question? Do you lack data, is it to do with microfoundational approach, a term unfamiliar to me.
What methodological pathway are you following?
A. do you want to construct a model first and then compare it to the measured reality?
B. Or, do you want to do research in organisations first , measure reality, and then see what jumps out at you that you could define as “variable Y”?
I would recommend pathway B because you can substantiate it with your data.
Linking this with sustainability and covid19 would be a third and fourth step.
Before you know it, you are developing ideology such as “resilient organisations are also sustainable”. And adding Covid19, your idealogical statement becomes “resilient org’s cope better with Covid19 than others, AND are more sustainable.”.Is that science? It would be if you have the data for this, unless ypur subject is only building a model.
29th Aug, 2020
Lilian Hupkens
University of South Africa
Hi again, my previous reaction may seem a bit too critical. However, my experience is that when the underlying presumptions of your questions are brought to light by careful and critical questioning by others, that leads often to insights where you can answer your own questions because your own thinking has developed. Wishing you success!

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