Practicing Management “By Walking Around” and Its Impact on the Organizational Commitment in the Jordanian Hospitals

Dr. Ata E. M. AL Shra’ah AL Shra’ah, Mohammed Abu Rumman, Husam M. J. Abu Hamour, Ishaq M. AL Sha"ar


This study aimed at showing the role of practicing management “by walking around” on the organizational commitment in the Jordanian hospitals among doctors and nurses. The sample of the study consisted of (106) male and female doctors, and (440) male and female nurses who work in the public and private hospitals in Jordan. A questionnaire was developed to measure the variables of the study which consists of (71) items; (35) items which measure practice management” by walking around” and (15) items to measure the organizational commitment. Means, standard deviation and multiple regression tests were used to answer the questions of the study and test its hypothesis. The main results of the study are as follows:

  • The degree of the doctors and nurses’ practice of management “by walking around” in the Jordanian was medium.
  • The level of the organizational commitment of the doctors and nurse was medium.
  • There was statically significant impact for practicing management “by walking around” on the organizational commitment of the doctors and nurses at the Jordanian hospitals.


In the light of the study results, the study presented a set of recommendations: Encourage the doctors and nurses to practice management “by walking around”, and to cooperate with the managers to make the work successful. In addition to provide the individuals (employees) with training programs that help them to improve their skills in practicing management “by walking around” which enhances making relations based on the mutual respect and trust between the manager and the employees.

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