Keywords : Learning Organization

The Role of Work-Group Emotional Intelligence in Learning Organizations: a Case Study of the Greek Public Sector

Christina Arfara; Athanasios Lamprakis; George Tsivos; Dr Irene Samanta

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2018, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 240-255
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2018.60383

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of Emotional Intelligence at work-group level on Learning Organization, examining five dimensions of L.O. according to Senge’s model, within a framework of Greek Public Administration reform. The research was conducted among Greek Independent Administrative Authorities, a modern European institution that among others guarantees transparency and optimum performance, leading to upgraded public sector services. Our research is a quantitative research consisting of 257 valid questionnaires out of a sample of 300 employees. Our research highlights the strong correlation between Work-group Emotional Intelligence and Learning Organization. A constructive emotional climate affects the vision of the organization, while emotions have an impact on employees’ attitudes/behaviours and on the learning process within the group as well as on the diffusion of information. Finally, our research demonstrated that emotional intelligence affects the personal improvement and development of employees. Managers should focus on developing more emotionally intelligent employees by cultivating an emotional environment that promotes positive behaviours, system thinking and group learning. Thus, the benefits generated can be identified at both individual and organizational level, including higher levels of employees’ personal development, better communication processes and implementing the organization’s vision.

Implementation of Learning Organization Components in Ardabil Social Security Hospital

Azadeh Zirak

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2015, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 200-212
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2015.60395

This study aimed to investigate the implementation of learning organization characteristics based on Marquardt systematic model in Ardabil Social Security Hospital. The statistical population of this research was 234 male and female employees of Ardabil Social Security Hospital. For data collection, Marquardt questionnaire was used in the present study which its validity and reliability had been confirmed. Statistical analysis of hypotheses based on independent samples t-test showed that learning organization characteristics were used more than average level in some subsystems of Marquardt model and there was a significant difference between current position and excellent position based on learning organization characteristic application. According to the research findings, more attention should be paid to the subsystems of learning organization establishment and balanced development of these subsystems.