Introduction: Due to the fast-changing and developing business environment, knowledge has become a very important resource for organizations. However, reaching and obtaining knowledge is difficult, the level of organizational learning capability (OLC) perception within the organization is a key for this. This is also true for health organizations. If health care organizations can increase their OLC levels, they might achieve an increase in organizational performance, patient satisfaction, competitive advantage, and employee satisfaction.

Objective: In this study, it is aimed to determine the level of OLC perception of employees working in private health care organizations. It is also aimed to examine whether this perception level shows variance according to demographic differences.

Materials and methods: Research was done between January 2017 and March 2017 in private health care organizations operating in Turkey. The population of the study includes both administrative staff and health staff working in these organizations. Survey method was used to collect data, and 111 valid questionnaires were collected at the end of data collection period.

Results and conclusion: According to the findings, employees perceive their organizations’ OLC level positively both for general OLC and for OLC subdimensions. However, it is also concluded that this perception level could be increased as well. In order to achieve this, health care organizations are required to encourage their employees toward learning, investigating, communication, risk taking, and participation.

Keywords: Health care organizations, Organizational learning, Organizational learning capability.

How to cite this article: Deniz S, Cimen M, Kaya S. Determining Organizational Learning Capability: A Study in Private Health Care Organizations. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2017;5(1):1-7.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None