Investigation of the Relationship between Organizational Intelligence and Strategic Thinking and Determination of Its Role in Creation of a Mindful Organization: A Case Study Research

Bahareh Torkamani, Mohammad Mahmoudi Maymand

Abstract


Nowadays, organizational intelligence (OI) is considered to be an organization’s competitive advantage and potential for achieving its goals. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between organizational intelligence and strategic thinking and to determine its role in creation of a mindful organization. In this descriptive, applied survey research, the study population included all the staff and managers of Sepah Bank in Shiraz, Iran. At first, a 220-subject sample size was determined for the study that, according to Cochran’s formula, was decreased to 140 subjects. The study participants were selected through simple random sampling. The study data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire, which consisted of Albrecht’s standard questionnaire (2003) and a questionnaire based on Goldman’s strategic thinking model (2005). It should be noted that the reliability and validity of the questionnaire was approved before its final distribution. Then, the data were analyzed using SmartPLS software. In order to measure organizational intelligence, the researchers made use of Albrecht’s model, which included the following dimensions: strategic vision, shared fate, appetite for change, heart, alignment and congruence, knowledge deployment, and performance pressure. The study results revealed a significant relationship between organizational intelligence and strategic thinking. Also, significant relationships were observed between all the OI variables and strategic thinking variable. Therefore, it can be suggested that focusing on OI and strategic thinking and improving these factors in a banking system can be a background for mindfulness resulting in better organizational performance.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s2p79


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