The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Understanding the Crucial Factors for Post-Pandemic Adaptation: A Thematic Analysis Using NVIVO for Effective Leadership Development

Article Details
Pub. Date : Jan, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB040122
Author Name : Vijit Chaturvedi and Sanjeev Bansal
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 20



The present paper aims to understand the post-pandemic adaptability and crucial factors related to it. The world witnessed the dysfunctional impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on every sector, industry, profession and individual in one way or the other. The next important factor that was talked about a lot is the aftermath. There are different insights in the form of research papers, articles and review papers that focus on different factors that are important to embrace the changes caused by the pandemic in a strategic and empowered way. It has caused leadership, administrative, psychological and productivity challenges in various ways. Using carefully chosen research papers available in selected database, the authors have focused on the post-pandemic adaptation in the context of organizations. Based on thematic analysis, auto coding was done with NVIVO. The analysis indicated crucial factors like strategies, HRD, research, leadership, volunteerism, empowerment, and vision of management. Further, thematic analysis of individual papers resulted in different themes. With the help of sentiment analysis, spread of emotion was also interpreted. The present paper indicates the important factors that should be considered in the post-pandemic environment to make organizations more effective. It brings to light the role of leadership, collaborative working, well-defined policies and procedures and the role of effective HRD in ensuring organizational effectiveness.


Organizational effectiveness can be understood as "the extent to which an organization achieves its goals" (Steers, 1977). Due to its multidimensional and paradoxical character (Cameron, 1986), an organization can be simultaneously judged effective by one criterion and ineffective by another. Mott (1972) defined organizational effectiveness as "the ability of an organization to mobilize its centers of power, for action, production, and adaptation".