Organizational Performance and Fitness: Theoretical Differences and Similarities

By Ntandoyenkosi Sibindi and Michael Samuel.

Published by Change Management: An International Journal

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This exploratory research through literature review considers the theoretical, conceptual differences and relations between organizational performance and organizational fitness. Organizational fitness plays a preparatory role that enables organizations to perform. The relationship between the two is largely reciprocal as organizational performance emits feedback that enables organizational learning and informs the fitness process in its strategic alignment and organizational capabilities building roles. An organizational performance-fitness model is developed to describe the relationship between the two constructs.

Keywords: Fitness, Performance, Strategic Alignment, Capabilities, Learning

Change Management: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 9, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 576.193KB)).

Ntandoyenkosi Sibindi

Ph.D. Candidate, School of Economics and Business Science, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Johanesburg, South Africa

Michael Samuel

Associate Professor, School of Economic and Business Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa