Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 3925–3931 | Cite as

A Study on Determining the Perception of Learning Organisation Applications by Health Sector Workers

Original Paper

Abstract

It is stated that in this century not only the societies, but also the communities have to confront with a reconstruction process due to the rapid developments and reformations. It is believed that it is only possible for the organisations to achieve their goals as long as they adapt to the changes, and they continue the learning process. Based on these ideas, this study aims to determine the perceptions of a learning organisation’s applications by the workers at Health Centre in Denizli. In order to achieve this goal, a questionnaire method was used and in the questionnaire, questions inquiring about the examples from learning organisation processes as well as the questions representing socio-demographic characteristics of the workers were included. When the obtained results were analyzed, the health sector workers stated that there were some applications in their organisations intended for knowing, understanding and thinking organisation models which were among the learning organisation phases. The workers also stated that they thought their organisation implemented some applications such as “Each individual in my organisation has an equal chance to learn (33.3 %)”, “Knowledge reaches every part of the organisation quickly and effectively (31.3 %)”, “Our organisation provides the necessary environment for learning (37.5 %)” etc. Besides, they thought that the process of being a learning organisation was not totally completed. The workers pointed out the main obstacles to be a learning organisation and to organisational learning process as communication problems (46.9 %), factors originating from managers (37.5 %), learning obstacles originating from the individual himself (32.3 %) etc.

Keywords

Organisation Learning Learning organisation Health sector 

Notes

Conflict of interest

There is no potential conflict and funding.

Ethical standards

In this study all of the researchers complied with the current laws of the country in which they were performed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sinem Somunoğlu
    • 1
  • Erhan Erdem
    • 2
  • Ümmühan Erdem
    • 3
  1. 1.Uludağ University Health Services Vocational SchoolNilüferTurkey
  2. 2.Denizli Military HospitalDenizliTurkey
  3. 3.Denizli Oral and Dental Health CenterDenizliTurkey

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