Keywords : Exploration and Exploitation


Ambidexterity in Public Organizations with an Emphasis on Managers’ Psychological Capital

Sohrab Ghanizadeh; Farzad Sattari Ardabili; Mohammad Kheirandish; Eshagh Rasouli; Mohammad Hassanzadeh

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2021, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 72-88
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2021.60518

The purpose of the present research is to propose a psychological framework for managers’
ambidexterity in public organizations. The data were collected through 11 interviews
conducted over five months. The saturation was reached at nine interviews using conventional
content analysis. As a result, eight factors were identified to achieve ambidexterity in public
organizations, including courage, gratitude, spirituality, creativity, resilience, optimism, hope,
and self-efficacy. These factors can be used to develop a new framework for ambidexterity in
public non-profit organizations. This framework can also provide a psychological basis for
creating and strengthening managers' ability to plan ambidextrous behaviors.