Paper Information

Journal:   PAYAVARD-SALAMAT   FEBRUARY-MARCH 2016 , Volume 9 , Number 6; Page(s) 500 To 509.
 
Paper: 

ASSESSMENT OF THE STATUS OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION FROM VIEWPOINT OF NURSES IN AN IRANIAN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION

 
 
Author(s):  KHOSRAVI BAHAMAN, SHARIFI MOSLEM, FAYYAZ BAKHSH AHMAD*, HOSSEINI MOSTAFA
 
* HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT, SCHOOL OF ALLIED MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Aim: Learning is essential in healthcare environments, where knowledge and skills are quickly outdated due to continuous advances in medical science. Organizational learning is a dynamic process that enables learning organizations to be campatible with change in good time. The aim of this study was to determine the status of organizational learning in an Iranian healthcare organization in Tehran, and to assess the extent to which this organization could be considered as a learning organization.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional and descriptive study, 200 nurses were selected in an Iranian healthcare organization. Dimension Learning Organizational Questionnaire (DLOQ) was used to collect data to be analyzed using descriptive statistics methods by frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation.
Results: The mean overall score for organizational learning was 3.36
±0.69.
Among the various dimension of organizational learning, continuous learning had the highest average (3.44
±0.39), and the empowerment had lowest amount (2.72 0.06).
Conclusion: The findings from this study provide useful information for these organization's managers regarding the areas where there is a need for improvement in OL and to make it a more LO.

 
Keyword(s): LEARNING ORGANIZATION, NURSES, HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
 
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