Organizational Climate

Organizational climate is a relatively ending quality of the internal environment that is experienced by the members, influences their behavior and can described in terms of values of a particular set of characteristics of the organization (Renato Tagiuri, 1968).

Organizational climate is the set of characteristics that describe an organization and that (a) distinguish one organization from other organizations; (b) are relatively enduring over time and (c) influence the behavior of the people in the organization (Forehand & Gilmer, 1964).

Compare these two definitions of “Organizational Climate” with a definition of “Organizational Culture” as given by Stephen P. Robbins (1986): Organizational Culture is a relatively uniform perception held of the organization, it has common characteristics, it is descriptive, it can distinguish one organization from another and it integrates individual, group and organization system variables.

ref: Insurance Agency Management Software, Insurance CRM, SFA Software

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  1. Sam Rayburn said

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