Volume 11, Number 32 (7-2008)                   jha 2008, 11(32): 33-40 | Back to browse issues page

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Intrudaction: Conspicuous achievements of organization with minimum facilities on one hand and failure of organizations with materialist abilities on the other hand have been shown the considerable role of factors including non-materialist and spiritual in their success. Organizational culture would be considered as an effective factor in organization performance. correlation of organization's culture with the implication of six sigma in teaching hospitals affiliated with Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KUMS).

Methods: This is a descriptive-correlative study. The research society were employees of KUMS (N=1634). The sample size was 110 selected through a stratified random sampling. The data was collected via researcher-made self-administered questionnaires. Data collection tool was a questionnaire with three parts :( demographic information, organizational culture, and six sigma). The five point Likert scale used for scoring questions. 

Results: Our findings showed that there is a significant correlation between organizational culture and six sigma (Pearson correlations coefficient found as follow: 0.772, (0.01).In comparing organizational culture indices control and individual creativity had the highest mean score (61.37 and 58.94, respectively).Among six sigma indices, genuine focus on the customer, and Data- and Fact-Driven management had the highest mean score (2.92 and 2.82 respectively). Strive for perfection, tolerate failure had the lowest mean score.(2.34)

Conclusions: Considering the significant correlation between organizational culture and implication six sigma under, it would be desirable to prepare an appropriate atmosphere for implication six sigma in hospitals.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/5