A Climate of Success: Creating the Right Organization Climate for High Performance

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Routledge, 2007 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
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Could your organization be a better place to work? What effect would that have on the quality and quantity of what gets done?

This book examines the concept of organizational climate ('what it feels like to work here') in a readable and accessible way without sacrificing academic rigour. Using case studies to illustrate the causes and consequences of various climate factors, it makes practical suggestions for how improvements can be made - to everyone's benefit.

Building on current research, this book shows how perceptions of climate arise, the effects they can have on performance, and how managers can influence these perceptions and apply their understanding to improve their own and their people's effectiveness.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
vii
Foreword
ix
Preface
xi
1 Metaphor and reality
2
2 Climate culture and perception
8
3 Theoretical foundations
20
4 The good life and good performance
40
5 Assessing organizational climate
54
8 On the freedom to question
104
9 On participation in defining goals and objectives
5
10 On intrinsic satisfactions from the work itself
22
11 On innovation the freedom to try new concepts and approaches
5
12 On purposive threat
22
13 On environmental threat
2
14 The way ahead
14
Bibliography
30

6 On the freedom to express ideas
74
7 On the freedom to express concerns
90

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Dr Roderic Gray is a consultant, writer and management coach. His career involved a variety of practical, hands-on management roles before becoming an internal consultant in a major blue-chip company and running his own consulting practice, Kumpania Consulting. He has lectured on a range of postgraduate management and HR professional courses and published a number of articles on organizational climate, project management and product development topics. His book 'How People Work' was published by Pearson (FT Prentice Hall) in 2004.

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