Volume 9, Issue 4 (11-2015)                   payavard 2015, 9(4): 351-363 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Professor in Health Care Management, Health Services Management, Policy and Economics Department, School of Management and Medical Informatic, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute of Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2- Ph.D Student in Health Policy, School of Management & Information Sciences, Health Management & Human Resources Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , sajadd@gmail.com
3- Assistant Professor, Sport Management Department, Physical Education and Sport Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
4- Ph.D Student of Medical Education, Medical Education Department, School of Medicine, Educational in Medical Sciences Research Center (CERMS), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Ph.D Student in Health Policy, Health Management and Economics Sciences Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (7867 Views)

Background and Aim: Employee involvement and organizational adaptability are two key factors towards success in almost all organizations. Hospital managers must pay special attention to these two variables and always try to improve them. The present research, therefore, studies the relationship between employee involvement (empowerment, team orientation, and capability development) and organizational adaptability (creating change, customer focus, and organizational learning) in the educational hospitals of Kerman.

Materials and Methods: The population of this quantitative study includes all staff members of Kerman’s educational hospitals, estimated about 1370 individuals. A sample of 302 subjects was systematically selected based on Krejcie and Morgan’s table of sample size. The data collection tool was a questionnaire and the data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient, ANOVA, and Schefe post hoc test.

Results: According to the findings, employee involvement and organizational adaptability -- and their related indices -- were at an acceptable level and were almost equal to those of international organizations. Moreover, there was a positive and significant relationship between these two main variables and their related indices.

Conclusion: The results of this study can help hospital managers to verify the present situation of organizational adaptability and organizational involvement and their relationship. These findings could help hospitals to predict change priorities and select better strategies.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
ePublished: 2015/12/7