The Elements of Work Environment: Organizational Culture, Organizational Climate, and Job Satisfaction

The Elements of Work Environment: Organizational Culture, Organizational Climate, and Job Satisfaction

Nebojsa Pavlovic (University of Kragujevac, Serbia)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4933-8.ch004

Abstract

One of the biggest issues facing every organization is how to keep and recruit skilled employees. This chapter deals with work environment because there is a widespread belief that it is one of the most significant factors affecting the development of job satisfaction. The goal of this chapter is to dig deeper into the important factors that exert influence on a positive work environment. The author uses meta-analysis to assesses primary sources, which are believed to contain necessary information about certain terms that describe work environment. The results of the research indicate that a positive work environment is closely connected to employee satisfaction. It is incumbent upon managers and leaders to intensively work on improving a workplace for every employee. Further research is necessary because of the dynamics of organizational structure and inevitable, rapid technological changes. This means that managers have to put in an enormous effort so as to produce in-depth analyses of their work environments and to determine how to improve them.
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The Elements Of Work Environment

When discussing the elements of work environment our starting point should be the role of managers and leaders in its creation. Management is by far the most important part of every organization; it is in charge of planning, organizing, managing and controlling. Management and leadership decide about the goals, making sure that they are in accordance with the vision and mission of an organization.

Organizational culture and organizational climate take first place because they are closely connected to the organization’s identity. The changes made in organizational climate and culture can improve the work environment.

One of the most important elements – which will be discussed later – is communication because employee relations depend on it.

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