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Constructive Climate - Climate: the atmosphere of a team or an organization. o Related to climate are the rituals, values, procedures, and underlying assumptions of a group. - A constructive climate provides an atmosphere that promotes positive outcomes. o For example: group members’ satisfaction, encouraging individuals to achieve their personal best. - A constructive climate is the responsibility of not only the leader, but everyone, who through their everyday interactions with others, their commitment to their work, their integrity, and their focus on “achieving their personal best”, models a climate that contribute to a productive, effective, and positive workplace. Elements of a Constructive Climate What Happens Without Structure? - Work without structure is more difficult for everyone - Providing structure give people a sense of security, direction and stability. o They know their role –where they fit in –group contract Clarify Norms - Norms: rules of behaviour that are established and shared by group members. Not always explicit. - What is o Appropriate/inappropriate; right/wrong; allowed/not allowed - Develop early in a group and are difficult to change so leaders need to try to shape norms that will maximize group effectiveness. Typical Workplace Norms - Dress code, Start and end time, Open door policy, Email response time –especially outside of work hours, Time off: vacation, time off, etc. (e.g. unlimited) Cohesiveness - The “we-ness” or esprit de corps - Allows employees to o Express their personal viewpoints o Give and receive feedback o Accept differing opinions o Feel free to do meaningful work and o Appreciate the group and be appreciated by the group Promote Standards of Excellence Provide Structure Clarify Norms Build Cohesiveness Promote Standards of Excellence
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- Standards of excellence: the expressed and implied expectations for performance that exist within a group or organization. - Standards of excellence indicate: o What group members need to know o What skills group members need to acquire o How much initiative and effort they need o How group members are expected to treat one another o The extent to which deadlines are significant o What goals they need to achieve o What the consequences are if they fail to achieve goals How to Promote Standards of Excellence? - LaFasto and Larson (2001) identified several ways that leaders can influence performance and promote standards of excellence o Require results o Review results o Reward results Require Results - Leaders need to articulate their concrete expectations clearly for team members – GROUP CONTRACT - Groups must establish mutual goals & identify specific objectives for achieving results. - This is the first critical step in managing performance.
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