Social climate is also known as engagement, morale and teamwork. Three climate factors ─ a sense of community, a shared vision and a positive outlook ─ contribute to both individual well-being and to important organizational indicators such as customer service, innovation, employee engagement, and teamwork. Where they are noticeably absent and people don’t get along, well-being suffers and productivity slows. This training defines each social climate element and recommends strategies for improving the work atmosphere.
The training is delivered in a presentation video, video testimonials and brief audio podcast episodes. The core content can be experienced in under an hour. However, the recommended actions for assessing and improving the social climate are ongoing. The training assessment examines actions to improve your workgroup’s social climate and helps to develop a plan for strengthening the social climate.
The work climate concepts featured in this training were first introduced in a journal article by Robert Allen, Ph.D. and Judd Allen, Ph.D., published in the American Journal of Health Promotion in 1987. A movie, entitled Working Well, was created to illustrate key concepts. It includes interviews from employees working at the University of Vermont, Burton Snowboards, the Vermont State Agency of Natural Resources and Fletcher-Allen Health Care.
Play Sample HealthyCultureNow Podcast Episodes
Fostering A Sense of Community
Why You Need for a Great Social Climate