Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Health in Emergency and Disaster, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences

2 Department of Management, College of Human Science, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh,

3 Department of Medical and Surgical, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences,


BACKGROUND: Human resources are the most important tool in agility of organization and is
considered to be the most valuable asset of any organization. Agile emergency system can reduce
production costs, increase market share, fulfill the needs of patients, and most importantly, it reduced
the mortality and morbidity from diseases and crashes.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation of human resource agility
with performance of the staff of Tehran Emergency Center (TEC).
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research is a descriptive‑correlational study and 285
operatives from TEC, with a population of 1100 were selected according to Morgan table and
simple random sampling. The data of this research were collected using human resource agility
capabilities questionnaire and Patterson job performance questionnaire. SPSS/18 software and
descriptive‑inferential tests were used to analyze the data.
RESULTS: The results show that the correlation between organizational agility and employee
performance is 0.754 and is significant (P = 0.01). The correlation between the employee performance
and intelligence and knowledge (0.512), multiple competencies (0.61), knowledge management (0.57),
empowerment culture (0.524), and information system (0.63) in significant level (P = 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: The agility of the staff of the TEC is correlated with their performance. Due to the
sensitivity of the work of TEC staff, it is recommended that they are planning in such a way that
they acquire the agility of themselves and their organizations by acquiring the necessary skills at all
levels, especially the operational level.


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