Assessing the Components and Factors Affecting the Learning Organization Model at Shiraz University during 2012
Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences: January 31, 2014, 4 (4); e58973
January 20, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
July 28, 2017
January 20, 2014
Z , Sayadi
M , Yazdani
Z . Assessing the Components and Factors Affecting the Learning Organization Model at Shiraz University during 2012,
Interdiscip J Virtual Learn Med Sci.
Introduction: In today's dynamic and diverse world, if organizations only depend on their prior knowledge they will not flourish. Learning is the key to solving organizational problems. Successful organizations are those that learn and move faster than others. Currently, globalization, clients high expectations, and competition are factors that necessitate learning. We aimed to assess the learning capability of university employees during 2012. Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive survey conducted on 208 employees of Shiraz University. Data were collected using a questionnaire developed by Sanga.P learning organization. Face and content validity of the questionnaire and its reliability were confirmed by expert opinion and s Cronbach's alpha of 0.97. Results were reviewed and analyzed using SPSS software. Results: The results showed that according to the views of employees (208 people), Shiraz University is at a level higher than the average in terms of indicators of the learning organization's characteristics. The most powerful dimension of employee's learning in Shiraz University was related to mental patterns (average of 3.73) and the weakest one was related to individual mastery and systematic thinking (average of3.49). We found that sex had no significant effect on the learning organization. Conclusion: Higher education, as the largest center of knowledge creation and development, has a key role in the development of countries. Therefore, some conditions should be provided for higher education to address community needs and expectations. In this way, higher education can continuously improve the quality of its processes and activities. In this regard, the role of human resources is more than what was observed in the past.
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