Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of strategic thinking on innovation and organizational change with the mediating role of strategic intelligence.
Methods: The statistical population of the present study included all employees of sports and youth departments of South Khorasan province with 287 people. Data were collected using four standard questionnaires: Goldman (2005) Strategic Thinking, Wong and Ahmed (2004) Organizational Innovation, Mill (2003) Organizational Change, and Maccobi (2007). The reliability of these questionnaires in this study was estimated to be 0.85, 0.94, 0.84 and 0.90, respectively. To analyze the data, structural equation modeling was performed with LISREL software.
Results: The results showed that the effect of total strategic thinking on organizational innovation through strategic intelligence is positive and insignificant and on organizational change through strategic intelligence is positive and insignificant. In addition, the effect of total strategic thinking on organizational innovation through strategic intelligence was positive and significant, and the effect of total strategic thinking on organizational change through strategic intelligence is positive and insignificant.
Conclusion: In a general conclusion, it should be said that strategic thinking calls managers to learn quickly from the business environment and use creativity to create new values. Therefore, this way of thinking has different perspectives from competitors