The link between cost effectiveness and resiliency in the organizational design literature is oftentimes characterized as a trade-off: either organizations specialize their structures to read – and react to – a narrow class of external stimuli or they chose the ability to somewhat handle a wide variety of inputs, thus increasing their ability to survive. Mixed models are typically described in terms of compromise and lack of coherence. By contrast, in this paper we show that reliable and robust actions in new volatile environments require such a dual system, and that expertise and learning are built across these areas which are traditionally described as segregated. In fact, the usefulness of such systems rests on their capability to buy enough time for processing and for finding appropriate or new solutions for high stakes and changing situation. We validated our model studying the flying abilities and learning paths of expert and rookie crews flying fighter-bombers in the Italian Air Force.
|Titolo:||Staying aloft: Learning resiliency and specialization in volatile environments|
|Autori:||M. Laura Frigotto; M. Zamarian|
|Titolo del volume contenente il saggio:||EURAM12 Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organisational Performance and Human Excellence|
|Luogo di edizione:||Rotterdam|
|Casa editrice:||European Academy of Management|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Saggio in atti di convegno (Paper in proceedings)|