The Application ISM Model to Rate the Components of Organizational Culture and AHP Method to Rank the Obtained Factors

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Student of Educational Management, Faculty of Management, Islamic Azad University, West Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Management, Islamic Azad University, West Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


Since this study aimed to rate and rank the dimensions and characteristics of organizational culture, it was a developmental research project, and descriptive-analytical in terms of purpose. At the rating section, the ISM pairwise comparison questionnaire was used, and the interpretive structure model with EXCEL2013 software was used for analysis. Moreover, the AHP comparative questionnaire was used in the ranking section with an emphasis on the importance level. The statistical population in both sections was 20 organizational culture experts who were selected through snowball sampling method. The results  obtained from ISM model show that the dynamic targeting, development and promotion of pro-change values, performance management appropriate to change, and management of organizational behaviors appropriate to the behavioral goals of change are the most important factors affecting organizational culture. Moreover, strategic approaches, change-oriented performance management, change-appropriate organization, employees supporting change, transformational leadership, organizational value management, and change knowledge and information management were ranked first to seventh, respectively.


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