The Perceived Environment: Organizational Climate
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Organizational climate is described as a conception people have of their organizations. Like all concepts, climate is based on cues and events climate itself is the abstraction of the cues and events. Climate is distinguished from satisfaction in terms of attitude theory climate is belief, satisfaction is value. A framework for conceptualizing climate is presented. Implications of the framework for questionnaire design, unit of analysis to be employed in climate studies, organizational development and change, and use of climate as a predictor or moderator variable are discussed.