work atmosphere

The working atmosphere is the subjectively experienced and perceived quality of the interaction between the employees of a company, an authority, etc.
In a company with a good working atmosphere, people are not limited to their work tasks and are not perceived only as a cost factor, but holistically, with all of their life aspects and as part of a community.
The working atmosphere is very important for the job satisfaction and motivation of employees, and therefore also for the company's business success. A bad working atmosphere is demotivating and can potentially increase sick leave and production waste. A particularly serious manifestation of an unfavorable working atmosphere is mobbing. If the working atmosphere is seriously disrupted, it is advisable to use trained mediators, preferably external ones.
Joint celebrations, cultural and sporting events, company outings, etc. can help to improve the working atmosphere.
In a report by the news magazine FOCUS from September 22, 2008 ("Trouble in the office?"), a "working climate index on the influence of work aspects on well-being" is presented (data source: Job AG).
According to this, 57% of respondents attach importance to the working atmosphere, 40% to the tasks, 39% to the salary, and 30% to job security.

See also:
Corporate culture; fairness; communication; conflict management; motivation; value orientation; diversity management; work stress
Reference to QET guidelines:
Q01 Leadership skills; Q02 Social skills; Ethics 20; T08 Conflict management; T09 Error culture
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