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Guillaume Ferrante

Diplômé DBA - 2012

Titre de thèse

Voyage au cœur de l'agilité organisationnelle: La théorie des quatre capacités d'agilité à l'épreuve des managers

Superviseur(s)

Jerome Barrand

Domaines d'expertise

  • Agilité des organisations
Guillaume Ferrante est assistant-recherche à Grenoble Ecole de Management pour l'Institut d'Agilité des Organisations et étudiant en Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA - GEM). Ses travaux de recherche portent sur les freins au développement de l'agilité organisationnelle. En tant que vacataire depuis 2008, il intervient également dans le programme sup de Co première année (environ 130 hrs de cours / an).
Based on the development and theoretical acknowledgment of the model for organizational agility, this research explores managers’ perceptions and interpretations of organizational agility. To do this, we first reviewed the sources of organizational ability that appeared in 1991. This work emphasizes a theoretical foundation, strongly centered on four talents for agility: reactivity, flexibility, rapidity, and skill. Twenty years after the development of agility and using this theoretical study, we prepared a questionnaire in order to obtain managers’ perceptions of the definition of talents for agility, the practices associated with these abilities and also their portrayal of organizational agility. We offer three conclusions. First, managers use the same vocabulary to define reactivity, flexibility, and rapidity. Second, managers use certain practices to the detriment of others to develop their abilities. Finally, they represent organizational ability according to six components that do not follow the conceptual models of organizational agility that is based on the four talents. In conclusion, this research demonstrates the differences between managers’ perceptions and the theoretical and conceptual representations of organizational agility.