Who is responsible for the Organizational Climate?

The organizational climate, a responsibility of the maximum chief of a company, is made of communication, fairness, teamwork and training.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A good working atmosphere is usually considered a responsibility of the HR manager, but the factors that ultimately determine it are controlled by the CEO.

“In this context, the role of the HR manager is to provide permanent advice to directors, managers and bosses on good management and leadership tools, promoting communication, information and a proper treatment of the company’s personnel”.

An article in iProfesional.com notes three phases involved in HR management:
1 – Analyze who exercises leadership in the areas of the company where action is required.
2 – Develop policies and processes to define job descriptions, remuneration policies, staff profiles and performance measurement.
3 – Look for consensus and coordination between managers.

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