The Relationship between Knowledge Management and Organizational Health among Employees of Health Centers in Ahvaz Jundishapur University
Introduction: Application of new knowledge is essential to increase the capability and create health organizational climate in the organizations, and knowledge acquisition requires the existence of a knowledge-based management in the organization. In fact, knowledge-based management is considered as a way to empower employees and increase efficiency and effectiveness and organizational health. This study was carried out aimed to investigate the relationship between knowledge management and organizational health among employees at health centers of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences.
Method: The present study is considered as an applied research in terms of objective and a descriptive research, correlational type in terms of the method used. The statistical population included the employees of health centers of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. 210 people were selected using Cochran's formula by simple random sampling. Data collection tool was two questionnaires including Hoy and Philandman's organizational health questionnaire with 44 items and Patrick’s Knowledge Management Questionnaire with 38 items were used.
Results: A positive and significant relationship was observed between knowledge management and organizational health among the employees of health centers of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. And the main hypothesis of this study is confirmed (p<0.05). In the present study, knowledge management and its dimensions were higher than the standard mean (p<0.05). Also, the level of organizational health and its dimensions was higher than the standard mean (p<0.05). No significant difference was observed between mean score of knowledge management and some demographic variables (sex, age, education, and work experience) among employees of health centers of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (p<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, as the application of knowledge management and its components in organizations and health centers increases, organizational health also increases.