Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Progress Principle: Post # 13--Organizational Climate
Organizational Climate: Culture and climate are the words and actions of leaders that create a corporate signature, or ‘the way we do things around here.’ IBM and Google have distinctively different cultures. Three climate forces that either act as catalysts or inhibitors are 1) Consideration for people; 2) Coordination of systems and procedures; 3) Communications that are honest, respectful, and establish trust. Nourishment comes when you support and encourage subordinates. People want to be cared for and respected. Four major nourishers: 1) Respect (attention, civility, recognition); 2) Encouragement (enthusiasm and confidence); 3) Emotional support (validation, safety, and acknowledgement); 4) Affiliation (appreciation and affection).