Janina Weingarth

Janina Weingarth
University of Cologne | UOC · Department of Information Systems and Systems Development



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Janina Weingarth currently works at the Department of Information Systems and Systems Development, University of Cologne. Janina does research regarding organizational agility and agile transformations. She is particularly interested in people-related transformation topics.
Additional affiliations
June 2018 - present
  • Consultant
  • I enable people, teams & organizations to co-create a livable, sustainable future of work based on agile principles and systems thinking.
January 2012 - December 2019
  • Manager


Publications (6)
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The ability of organizations to sense and respond to changes–defined as organizational agility–is considered by senior executives among their top information technology (IT) concerns as an important ability for organizations on their quest toward sustained competitive advantage. However, every transformation toward agility also comes at a cost, req...
Situation faced: INSUR is one of the top fifteen insurance companies in Germany. Between 2000 and 2015, the organization focused on (1) external growth through several acquisitions as well as (2) the integration of these acquisitions including the corresponding IT landscape into the overarching organization. From 2016 onwards, INSUR’s strategic foc...
Conference Paper
Enterprise agility might be the key capability that determines a firm’s fame or failure in times of turbulent environments, as it helps firms to quickly sense and respond to environmental changes. Despite the increase in relevant studies in recent years, the findings are dispersed and incomprehensive. The complexity of the interdependencies among I...
This book explores the interdependences of economic globalisation, political tensions, and national policymaking whilst analysing opportunities for governance reform at both national and international levels. It considers how governance mechanisms can be fashioned in order to both exploit the opportunities of globalization and cope with the numerou...
Being closer to the poor, NGOs are widely believed to provide better targeted aid than state agencies. But empirical evidence is largely lacking. We contribute to closing this gap by drawing on an exceptionally detailed Swiss database that covers different forms of NGO aid and several official aid benchmarks. The Tobit estimations account for both...


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Projects (2)
Enterprise agility, the ability to quickly sense and respond to environmental changes, can determine a firms fame or failure in today’s turbulent digital markets. IT capabilities are necessary to enable enterprise agility, but with rigid structures and processes, legacy technology, insufficiently skilled people and an antiquated culture, IT can be a barrier rather than an enabler. A lot of industries are under pressure due to new, digital market players and historically conservative culture and structures. IT capabilities can be an enabler for agility, but transformation attempts (e.g. digital lab) are often only partially successful or unable to multiply. Understanding how IT can be leveraged for agility and how agility can be multiplied in large, long-established corporations is essential to enable the Agile Enterprise. We want to closely investigate the barriers and enablers of agility regarding IT capabilities to derive modes of action to increase and permeate agility. More specifically, the objectives of this research are, 1) to identify the mechanisms of enterprise agility, and 2) to conceptualize the role and possibilities of IT capabilities in this context.