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The Organizational Fitness Navigator: Creating and Measuring Organizational Fitness for Fast-Paced Transformation


  • Voelpel, Sven C.
  • Leibold, Marius
  • Mahmoud, Khalid M.


In the fast-changing environment of today dynamic capabilities to manage organizational transformation are regarded as crucial for business survival and improved performance. Although dynamic organizational capabilities have been receiving intense scrutiny by researchers and practitioners in the past few years, relatively little attention has been directed towards creating a systemic model of dynamic capabilities, and how to effectively measure what the authors call organizational fitness capabilities. This paper builds on the concepts of organizational fitness and its profiling (OFP), and proposes the organizational fitness navigator (OFN) as a systemic model of dynamic organizational capabilities. Part of the OFP model is a systemic scorecard (SCC) as a measurement tool for organizational fitness - in contrast to the well-known balanced scorecard (BSC) - for improving business survival and performance in increasingly networked environments.

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  • Voelpel, Sven C. & Leibold, Marius & Mahmoud, Khalid M., 2003. "The Organizational Fitness Navigator: Creating and Measuring Organizational Fitness for Fast-Paced Transformation," IIR Working Paper 03-11, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:iirwps:03-11

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