Doing Agile vs. Being Agile - Understanding Their Effects to Improve Agile Work

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Abstract

Companies show a growing demand in corporate agility. The effects of so-called doing and being agile are the key for positive outcomes in agile work. Scrum is used by companies to make them more agile. The present study examines the interaction of doing agile (leadership, work design) and being agile (individual characteristics, empowerment) in relation to satisfaction and commitment based on an online survey of 129 Scrum development team members. The results show that work design and leadership impact empowerment and that the latter leads to both job satisfaction and commitment. Team orientation has no effect. Openness for new actions moderates the relationship between work design and the outcome variables. The results can be used in practice to increase the satisfaction and commitment within Scrum. They provide an insight into the impact structure within Scrum and are thus also the basis for future research.

Authors Eilers, Karen; Simmert, Benedikt & Peters, Christoph
Research Team IWI6
Language English
Keywords Being agile, Doing agile, Empowerment, Leadership, Scrum, Work design
Subjects information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 16 December 2020
Publisher ICIS Proceedings
Event Title International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Event Location Hyderabad, India
Event Dates 13.12.2020-16.12.2020
Official URL https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2020/is_development/i...
Depositing User Mahei Li
Date Deposited 08 Oct 2020 15:19
Last Modified 25 Jan 2021 14:46
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261157

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Eilers, Karen; Simmert, Benedikt & Peters, Christoph: Doing Agile vs. Being Agile - Understanding Their Effects to Improve Agile Work. 2020. - International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). - Hyderabad, India.

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