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MSc student in Healthcare Management, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd , Iran
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Background: In organizational learning theory, organization is defined as an open system that has the ability to anticipate, identify, define, design, and solve its problems. This study was aimed to examine the relationship between organizational learning and organizational agility in the teaching hospitals of the city of Yazd.
Methods: This analytical and cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 in 4 teaching hospitals of the city of Yazd. A total of 370 administrative and medical staff contributed in the study. We used stratified-random method for sampling. The required data were gathered using 2 valid questionnaires including organizational learning questionnaire (Neefe 2001) and organizational agility questionnaire according to the theory of Sharifi and Zhang (1999) being analyzed trough statistical softwares of R and lavaan package, semPlot and semTools for structural equation model and SPSS 18 for descriptive statistics.
Results: Our results showed a positive significant relationship between organizational learning and organizational agility (0.521).
Conclusion: Based on the findings it can be concluded that the implementation of appropriate strategies for improving the organizational capacity to direct its employees’ mental abilities, can improve the ability of organization’s rapid response to surrounding issues which is crucial for its survival and dynamics in today’s changing world.
 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/06/19 | Published: 2016/12/20

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