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Workplace Climate

Workplace climate refers to qualities of a workplace environment that shape the experiences of employees of that organization. Formal aspects of the workplace climate may include organizational policies or practices that govern overtime requirements, provision of benefits, or protection from workplace discrimination. Alternatively, workplace climate may reflect employees’ subjective perceptions that they are valued and supported by the organization as a whole or by parts of the organization (e.g., one’s supervisors or coworkers). Most adults who have the ability to work (i.e., barring major disability and/or chronic illness) and who are able to attain work do so and spend approximately 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that workplace climate affects the emotional, interpersonal, and economic well-being of all workers, ...

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