ERIC Number: ED300407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Construction and Analysis of Organization Climate Surveys. Training and Development Research Center Project No. 26.
McLean, Gary N.
Climate surveys are an important diagnostic tool in organization development. The purposes of this paper are to: (1) present the advantages and disadvantages of using a survey as a diagnostic tool, as compared to interviewing, observation, and the use of secondary (preexisting and non-intrusive) information; (2) argue for customized climate surveys rather than standardized ones; (3) provide a rationale for the format to be used in constructing a climate survey; (4) provide an extensive set of questions from which individuals can construct a climate survey; and (5) suggest options for analyzing climate surveys and presenting the results. A sample climate survey for employees is provided, which assesses the corporate and department management's leadership, effectiveness and fairness of the immediate supervisor, interpersonal and interdepartmental relationships, productivity and accountability, communications, employee career development, training and development provisions, job satisfaction, organizational mission and goals, working conditions, employee compensation, and training options desired by employees within their respective companies. (TJH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.