Mahdi Nasr Isfahani


Social undermining is a negative achievement of social life that imposes huge costs on organizations and societies. Undermining behaviors leave negative effects and consequences on organizations and people.  In this study, the causal, background, and intervening causes along with the consequences of social undermining are discussed by building on grounded theory. This study is conducted to attenuate the negative effects of social undermining on staffs so as to contribute the managers and policy makers of the State Welfare Organization of Iran. In fact, the contribution of this research is to compute the elements of social undermining model in organizations. The results of the study reveal that there is a positive relationship between the direct undermining, Physical Undermining, Verbal Undermining, Nonverbal undermining and social undermining. Further, a positive and direct relationship exists between the aspects of social undermining and organizational agility.

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Social undermining, Physical Undermining, Verbal undermining, Nonverbal undermining, Organizational Agility, Welfare Organization.

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