Identifying Factors Affecting Organizational Intelligence of High School Principals

Document Type : Qualitative Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Educational Management, Khorramabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Management, Khorramabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad, Iran.


Organizational intelligence is a novel concept in human resource management, and it is gaining ever more importance and significance by the day. The main purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting the organizational intelligence of High School Principals in Lorestan province. This is a qualitative-basic theory method and an applied research objective study. The research participants were principals and deputies of schools in Lorestan province in the academic year 2019-2020. The interviews were conducted via the targeted sampling method until the theoretical saturation of 20 interviews. The research tool was semi-structured interviews. Open, axial, and selective coding was utilized to analyze the data. In addition to researchers reviewing the interview process, internal participants and external auditors were utilized to validate the findings, and outside-research evaluators were used for reliability, with an agreement coefficient of 0.80. Data analysis led to the formation of nine central categories, that according to Strauss and Corbin's Paradigm Model, "Empowerment" and "Pillars of Intelligent Organization (including components such as Justice, Organizational Transparency and Research)" are causal conditions, "Organizational Culture" and "Cultural Leadership" are contextual conditions, "Global Organizational Horizon" are interventionist conditions, "Financial and Psycho-Environmental Horizon" and "Talent Management" are strategies, and "Productivity" and "Career Longevity" are also consequences of organizational intelligence. According to this study's findings, the education system should enhance employee empowerment, the pillars of the smart organization, and organizational culture as decisive factors that shape and accelerate organizational intelligence.


Volume 10, Issue 1
Spring 2022
Pages 100-120
  • Receive Date: 14 November 2020
  • Revise Date: 07 April 2021
  • Accept Date: 23 June 2021