Testing the Relationship between Strategic Consciousness and Organizational Excellence A case study at Duhok Polytechnic University

HakarZaki Mohammed

Abstract

This study aims to examine the relationship between strategic consciousness (SC) and organizational excellence (OE) in the selected technical institutes at Duhok Polytechnic University (DPU) that constituted the research sample. Duhok Polytechnic University was selected as the only university located in the governorate of Dohuk that runs bachelor’s and technical diploma programs as well as several other short-term specializations courses leading to certification. The current study examined two main variables: the independent variable strategic consciousness consisting of three dimensions reframing, reflection, and system thinking and the dependent variable of organizational excellence. For the purpose of data collection, a questionnaire survey was administered to a total of 77 respondents (university leaders) from 6 technical institutes at DPU.  Findings from the study indicate that the three dimensions of strategic consciousness were present and significantly related to organizational excellence in the selected technical institutes.