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Does organizational vision really matter? An empirical examination of factors related to organizational vision integration among hospital employees.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 May 21; 21(1):483.BH

Abstract

BACKGROUND

There seems to be a consensus that a vision for an organization is a valuable thing for organizations to have. However, research on organizational vision has predominantly been studied from a leadership perspective. In contrast to previous research, organizational vision in this paper takes an employee perspective. Specifically, the purpose is to examine factors associated with the integration of organizational vision among employees in hospital organizations. Consequently, it focuses on a relatively neglected domain within health services research.

METHODS

A conceptual model, centred on the concept of organizational vision integration, was developed and tested on a sample (N = 1008) consisting of hospital employees. Partial least-squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) was used to test the hypotheses, using SmartPLS 3 software. Furthermore, a bootstrapping test was used to inspect potential mediating effects. Specifically, the test assessed whether the proposed direct and indirect effects were statistically significant, and at the same time revealed the nature of the mediation effect.

RESULTS

The results from the empirical study reveal three key findings: i) organizational vision integration among employees is directly and positively related to creative performance in their respective work role (β = 0.16). Organizational vision integration and employees' psychological capital explains almost 40% (R2 = 0.36) in employees' creative performance, ii) psychological capital and employees' perception of organizational attractiveness are directly and positively related to employees' organizational vision integration (β = 0.19 and β = 0.40, respectively) and explains about 30% (R2 = 0.29) of employees' organizational vision integration, iii) employees' organizational vision integration mediates the relationship between employees' psychological capital, perception of organizational attractiveness and employees' creative performance.

CONCLUSIONS

Taking an employee perspective, this study contributes to revealing whether and how organizational vision matters and its impact on hospital employees' work performance. To achieve organizational vision integration among hospital employees successfully, this study shows that it is important for hospital leaders to be aware of the pattern of impact of both personal as well as environmental-related factors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Lillehammer, 2604, Lillehammer, Norway. Terje.Slatten@inn.no.Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Lillehammer, 2604, Lillehammer, Norway.Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Lillehammer, 2604, Lillehammer, Norway.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34016114

Citation

Slåtten, Terje, et al. "Does Organizational Vision Really Matter? an Empirical Examination of Factors Related to Organizational Vision Integration Among Hospital Employees." BMC Health Services Research, vol. 21, no. 1, 2021, p. 483.
Slåtten T, Mutonyi BR, Lien G. Does organizational vision really matter? An empirical examination of factors related to organizational vision integration among hospital employees. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21(1):483.
Slåtten, T., Mutonyi, B. R., & Lien, G. (2021). Does organizational vision really matter? An empirical examination of factors related to organizational vision integration among hospital employees. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 483. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06503-3
Slåtten T, Mutonyi BR, Lien G. Does Organizational Vision Really Matter? an Empirical Examination of Factors Related to Organizational Vision Integration Among Hospital Employees. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 May 21;21(1):483. PubMed PMID: 34016114.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Does organizational vision really matter? An empirical examination of factors related to organizational vision integration among hospital employees. AU - Slåtten,Terje, AU - Mutonyi,Barbara Rebecca, AU - Lien,Gudbrand, Y1 - 2021/05/21/ PY - 2020/10/11/received PY - 2021/05/10/accepted PY - 2021/5/21/entrez PY - 2021/5/22/pubmed PY - 2021/5/25/medline KW - Creative performance KW - Employees KW - Hospital KW - Organizational attractiveness KW - Organizational vision integration KW - Psychological capital SP - 483 EP - 483 JF - BMC health services research JO - BMC Health Serv Res VL - 21 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: There seems to be a consensus that a vision for an organization is a valuable thing for organizations to have. However, research on organizational vision has predominantly been studied from a leadership perspective. In contrast to previous research, organizational vision in this paper takes an employee perspective. Specifically, the purpose is to examine factors associated with the integration of organizational vision among employees in hospital organizations. Consequently, it focuses on a relatively neglected domain within health services research. METHODS: A conceptual model, centred on the concept of organizational vision integration, was developed and tested on a sample (N = 1008) consisting of hospital employees. Partial least-squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) was used to test the hypotheses, using SmartPLS 3 software. Furthermore, a bootstrapping test was used to inspect potential mediating effects. Specifically, the test assessed whether the proposed direct and indirect effects were statistically significant, and at the same time revealed the nature of the mediation effect. RESULTS: The results from the empirical study reveal three key findings: i) organizational vision integration among employees is directly and positively related to creative performance in their respective work role (β = 0.16). Organizational vision integration and employees' psychological capital explains almost 40% (R2 = 0.36) in employees' creative performance, ii) psychological capital and employees' perception of organizational attractiveness are directly and positively related to employees' organizational vision integration (β = 0.19 and β = 0.40, respectively) and explains about 30% (R2 = 0.29) of employees' organizational vision integration, iii) employees' organizational vision integration mediates the relationship between employees' psychological capital, perception of organizational attractiveness and employees' creative performance. CONCLUSIONS: Taking an employee perspective, this study contributes to revealing whether and how organizational vision matters and its impact on hospital employees' work performance. To achieve organizational vision integration among hospital employees successfully, this study shows that it is important for hospital leaders to be aware of the pattern of impact of both personal as well as environmental-related factors. SN - 1472-6963 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34016114/Does_organizational_vision_really_matter_An_empirical_examination_of_factors_related_to_organizational_vision_integration_among_hospital_employees_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -