Enhancing work climate to improve performance and retain valued employees

J Nurs Adm. Jul-Aug 2002;32(7-8):393-7. doi: 10.1097/00005110-200207000-00007.


Organizational climate is the perception of how it "feels" to work in a particular work environment. Climate is one of the most powerful, yet overlooked, factors when determining the performance of a particular organization or work team. Studies have consistently linked climate to individual and organizational performance. The author discusses the 6 key dimensions of climate, how to evaluate it in an organization, and methods to enhance it.

MeSH terms

  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Health Facility Environment*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Organizational Culture*
  • Personnel Administration, Hospital / methods*