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.

El sabotaje social: un modelo de expansión del sabotaje social en los empleados y su relación con la agilidad organizacional


El sabotaje social es un aspecto adverso de la vida social que impone enormes costos a las organizaciones y sociedades. Las conductas de sabotaje dejan efectos negativos y consecuencias en las organizaciones y las personas. En este estudio, las causas causales, de fondo e intermedias, junto con las consecuencias del sabotaje social, se discuten a partir de una teoría fundamentada. Este estudio se lleva a cabo para atenuar los efectos negativos del sabotaje social en el personal a fin de contribuir con los gerentes y los responsables políticos de la Organización Estatal de Bienestar de Irán. De hecho, la contribución de esta investigación es computar los elementos del modelo de sabotaje social en las organizaciones. Los resultados del estudio revelan que existe una relación positiva entre el sabotaje directo, el sabotaje físico, el menoscabo verbal, el sabotaje no verbal y el sabotaje social. Además, existe una relación positiva y directa entre los aspectos del sabotaje social y la agilidad organizativa.


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Social undermining, Physical Undermining, Verbal undermining, Nonverbal undermining, Organizational Agility, Welfare Organization. Sabotaje social, sabotaje físico, menoscabo verbal, sabotaje no verbal, agilidad organizacional, organización de bienestar.

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