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Are you working in the right climate?

More than 60 years of Hay Group research shows that the right organizational climate increases motivation, innovation and productivity. Positive climates encourage extra effort – potentially by 30 per cent. Negative climates inhibit it.

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How true are the following statements for you?*

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Very true

I have to deal with a lot of bureaucracy to get my job done

I have a clear idea of what is expected of me

I need to check with my manager before I can take any initiative

Recognition is based on good performance

People in my work group have their own agendas; there is little collaboration

* Please note: this quiz is designed to provide a quick introduction to the importance of climate. The results will provide you with a snap shot of the climate you are personally experiencing within your work environment, and the quiz is not representative of Hay Group surveys.

 

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How true are the following statements for you?*

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Very true

I know how I personally contribute to the organization’s mission

Mediocrity is tolerated at work

My goals are attainable but challenging

There is a reluctance to delegate important tasks

My colleagues and I are proud to belong to this organization

* Please note: this quiz is designed to provide a quick introduction to the importance of climate. The results will provide you with a snap shot of the climate you are personally experiencing within your work environment, and the quiz is not representative of Hay Group surveys.

 

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But is this the same across the whole of your organization? What kind of climates will others in your organization be experiencing? And why does it matter?

Climate matters because it affects performance. Our research shows that climate accounts for up to 30 per cent of the difference in performance between average and high performing teams.

In a positive climate, team members are focused and work to the best of their ability. They feel part of the success or failure of their team. In a negative climate, team members lack focus and lose this feeling of engagement, which inhibits their effort and performance.

Because of this, many organizations choose to measure climate annually to maintain high performance.

Click here to find out what influences climate and how to improve it

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How can climate be improved?

One of the quickest ways to improve team and individual performance is to improve the climate – to give people:

  • the flexibility to act
  • the responsibility they need to take charge of their work
  • high but attainable standards of excellence
  • fair and reasonable rewards for good performance
  • clarity about goals and roles
  • team commitment to taking action

Who makes it happen?

Leaders make the difference. Of all the things that influence climate, leaders have the biggest impact.
Managers who can tailor their behavior - their leadership styles - to meet the needs of the situation and their team mambers can create energizing climates.
And by seeking feedback from their team members on their leadership styles, managers can identify what they can do to maintain just the right conditions for team performance.

Click here to find out more about organizational climate