Introduction: The purpose of this study was to identify organizational syndromes in sports boards in Lorestan province.
Methods: The research method was using mixed exploratory designs which is a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. In the quantitative method, the statistical population included all the employees of the sports boards of the Lorestan Province Youth and Sports Department, from which 332 people were randomly selected as a statistical sample. The research tool in the qualitative method included in-depth interviews that were conducted with the foundation data approach. In the quantitative method, the research tool was a questionnaire taken from an interview, the content validity of which was confirmed by asking for opinions from professors and elites familiar with the research field (11 people). Also, descriptive statistics methods and inferential statistics methods (second-order confirmatory factor analysis) in SPSS and Smart PLS software were used to analyze the data.
Results: Findings showed that the most important organizational syndromes in sports delegations include decision syndrome (0.83), discrimination and work politicization (0.725), inertia syndrome (0.886), Paris syndrome (0.621), Self-knowledge syndrome (0.654), Silence syndrome (0.820), Structural dominance syndrome (0.672), Terrorism syndrome (0.672) and change and promotion syndrome (0.691).
Conclusion: Identifying organizational syndromes is one of the most important tasks of the senior managers of any organization in order to reach the desired situation and prevent possible harm from it, because prevention is always better than cure.