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Organizational Absorption

What is Organizational Absorption? Meaning.

Organizational Absorption is the ability or capacity of a company or organization to withstand hard, severe or turbulent circumstances by creating buffers or defense mechanisms against sudden shifts in the external or Competitive Environment. While Organizational Agility tries to deal with these circumstances in an adapting, flexible and offensive way, the focus of organizational absorption is on defensive mechanisms.


Typical ways in which organizations can build absorption capacity and weather storms or unexpected crises are (Donald Sull in HBR, February 2009):


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Compare with: Anti-Fragility (Taleb)  |  Organizational Agility  |  Agile Absorption  |  Anti Hostile Takeover Mechanisms  |  Organizational Resilience  |  Crisis Management  |  Strategic Risk Management

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