INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF TARGETED ORGANIZATIONAL FORGETTING ON JOB PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING MEDIATING VARIABLE IN ARVAND PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY
Abstract. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of targeted organizational forgetting on job performance through organizational learning mediating variable in Arvand Petrochemical Company. The current research, in terms of purpose, is in the applied research group and, in terms of research type, is in the category of descriptive-causal research. Given the data collection tools that aim to describe the circumstances or the phenomenon examined, this research is a descriptive study and since data collection in this study is supported by library studies and a questionnaire, it can be put into the field research group. The reliability of the questionnaire and its dimensions in this research was estimated using SPSS software and Cronbach's alpha. According to the result, which is above the minimum of 0.7, the reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed. Also, for the sake of
optimization, the valuable comments of the professors were considered. The questionnaire consisted of three sections related to the considered variables and was ranked by Likert scale and the statistical population was measured. The coefficient between the variable of targeted organizational forgetting and the job performance equals to 0.590 and the corresponding t value is 9.649>1.96, so according to the t test, with a critical value of 0.05 at 95% confidence level, the null hypothesis can be rejected. As a result, with a 95% confidence, it can be said that targeted organizational forgetting has a significant effect on job performance. The results of the analysis of the first hypothesis of the research showed that "targeted organizational forgetting has a significant effect on job performance in Arvand Petrochemical Company".The coefficient between the targeted organizational forgetting and organizational learning equals 0.766 and the corresponding t value is 9.775>1.96, which according to t test with a
critical value of 0.05 at a confidence level of 95%, the null hypothesis can be rejected. As a result, with a 95% confidence can be said that targeted organizational forgetting has a significant effect on organizational learning.The results of the analysis of the second hypothesis of the research showed that "targeted organizational forgetting has a significant effect on organizational learning in Arvand Petrochemical Company".The coefficient between organizational learning and job performance is 0.091 and the corresponding t value is 0.817<1.96, which according to t test with a critical value of 0.05 at 95% confidence level, the research hypothesis can be rejected. As a result, with 95% confidence, organizational learning cannot have a significant effect on job performance. The results of the analysis of the third hypothesis of the research showed that "organizational learning does not have a significant effect on job performance in Arvand Petrochemical Company".
Key words: targeted organizational forgetting, organizational learning, job performance, knowledge
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