Work Climate vs Work Culture and How to Manage It.


What is really on the mind of your employees?

There is a lot of talk about company culture and work climate as we start to back out of “pandemic fatigue” into focusing on the future of business.

What is the difference between climate and culture? 
The Climate describes the shared “views” of the people in a group or organization, while culture is how people “feel” about the beliefs, values, and standards of behavior within the organization.

It is important to address both climate and culture to make sure your company is aligned with the vision of where you want the company to grow. The employee’s understanding of overall policies and operational procedures comes from the work climate and guides them in their day-to-day work behaviors and impacts the culture of the company.

The culture is shaped by employee’s perception of the position, leadership, organizational climate, and supervisors’ actions and behaviors. Another aspect is the individual employee’s perceptions of the impact of the work environment on their job satisfaction as well as their well-being, things like workload, understanding of role within the organization, being treated fairly, and behavior traits.

Surveys are the most common way to understand the work climate. Know Your Talents, OES is a powerful way to hear clearly what is going on within your organization behind the scenes. People can have a hard time being transparent in fear of losing a position or offending someone and having consequences they cannot take back. 

The OES will assess what is going well and offer warning signs of organizational “At Risk” behaviors and business practices that if not caught soon enough can negatively impact overall performance, growth, and financial results.

The OES identifies 28 behavioral and business practice competencies within 4 functions of the organization:

  • Leadership: Achievement Driven, Trustworthy, Responsiveness, Emotional/Social Skills
  • People: Employee Engagement and Satisfaction
  • Strategy: Mission/Purpose, Vision, Goals, Tactical Plans
  • Performance: Evaluates Customer Satisfaction, Employee Appraisal, and Track Improvement.

Working with KYT and the OES solution predicts workforce readiness and willingness to tackle new initiatives and change activities that need to be prioritized at the center or core of the organization.

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