QS Study

Organizational climate: Organizational climate can be defined as the measurable, collective perceptions of organization members about those aspects of their working life that affect their motivation and behaviors – in particular, the culture of the organization, the prevailing leadership style, the degree of structure, and the personnel policies and practices. The organizational climate affects productivity, motivation, and employee behavior. It reflects psychological and sociological thinking about organizations, whereas the term “organizational culture” includes an anthropological element. Workplace satisfaction leads to increased productivity which directly impacts profitability and the image of your organization.

Although climate usually measured for the entire organization or a major division, scores are typically calculated by departments as well so that management can assess the climate in different units. The human resource department ordinarily coordinates the entire procedure, from obtaining or designing the questionnaire to administrating the questionnaire and tabulating the results to helping managers and groups use the results in constructive ways.