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MSc in Healthcare Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background:Employee’s creativity has a critical role in hospitals’ productivity. Numerous individual and organizational factors influence employee’s creativity. This study aimed to examine the relationship between organizational culture and employees’ creativity in Qazvin hospitals, Iran.
Methods :2 questionnaires (i.e., organizational culture and employees’ creativity) were used for conducting such a descriptive, correlational and cross-sectional study. The questionnaire was distributed among 800 hospital managers and employees using stratified sampling method. Descriptive and analytical methods were used for data analysis using SPSS 16 software.
Results: The mean score of hospital employees’ creativity was 2.37 out of 3 (moderate level). Qazvin hospitals mainly had a moderate organizational culture (2.95 out of 5 score). There was a meaningful statistical relationship between organizational culture and employees’ creativity. Risk taking, attention to details and power distance dimensions of organizational culture explained 28 % of variation in employees’ creativity.
Conclusion: As organizational culture influences employees’ creativity, hospital managers should promote teamwork, risk-taking and innovation and stimulate a conductive organizational culture that encourages employees’ creativity.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/06/13 | Accepted: 2018/06/13 | Published: 2018/06/13

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