Strategic thinking is one of the most influential factors on organizational performance. However, due to a lack of studies in this area, it is not possible to understand the impact of strategic thinking on the performance of community-based health organizations. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of strategic thinking and its components on organizational performance of Zabol University of Medical Sciences staff.
This is an applied and correlational study. 169 employees were selected by simple random sampling. Data were collected using two strategic thinking questionnaires and a performance evaluation questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20 software and linear regression test.
Strategic thinking and its components have a positive impact on organizational performance of Zabol University of Medical Sciences staff. Among the four components of strategic thinking, the most influential was foresight, followed by goal-focused, systemic thinking, and clever opportunity.
The results of this study showed that strategic thinking and its components have a positive and significant effect on organizational performance improvement of Zabol University of Medical Sciences. We suggested that infuture studies other factors that may affect organizational performance should be considered simultaneously with strategic thinking.