Agile project management: “people as our most important asset”?

Bidragets oversatte titel: Re-distribution af autoritet i anti-hierarkisk alternativ organisering

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine employees’ experiences of work at an IT consultancy company using agility to give employees greater autonomy and decision latitude. The agile practices are analyzed through an in-depth case study comprising interviews and nonparticipative observation of managers and employees. The paper concludes that although aiming to increase autonomy and decision latitude by introducing agile project management, the company risks eroding commitment among its employees. Indeed, the new social dynamics engender new professional insecurities and decision-making passivity and appear to lack a clear organizational purpose, thus challenging certain aspects of employee commitment.
Bidragets oversatte titelRe-distribution af autoritet i anti-hierarkisk alternativ organisering
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftProject Management Journal
Antal sider34
ISSN8756-9728
StatusAfsendt - okt. 2020

Emneord

  • future of work
  • technology
  • knowledge work
  • IT comptetence development
  • agility
  • change management
  • authority

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