Can organizational climate be managed?: making emotions rational

D. D. Håkonsson, B. Obel, and R. M. Burton, “Can organizational climate be managed?: making emotions rational,” Journal of leadership studies, vol. 1, iss. 4, p. 62–73, 2008.

Abstract

 A leader’s job is often to attempt achieving organizational alignment. Many theories propose climate as an effective means to help leaders carry out this task. Nevertheless, our understanding of which exact actions are needed to manage climate remains somewhat diffuse. We present a new cognitive-oriented view on climate, which enables us to discuss the influence of climate on managing the bal-ance between integration and adaptation. In this article, we argue that climate is not as easy to manage as previously argued. In the short run, climate may serve as an effective emotional inertia to maintain the system in fit, as long as it is properly perceived and supported by the leadership style. In the longer run, climate is more influential to change, making it difficult to perceive it properly. This challenge may lead to transformative changes, causing leaders to have little control.

BibTeX

@article {fdf94e208e0f11dc8ff8000ea68e967b,
number = {4},
publisher = {JohnWiley \& Sons, Inc.},
issn = {1935-2611},
journal = {Journal of Leadership Studies},
pages = {62--73},
volume = {1},
doi = {DOI:10.1002/jls.20040},
year = {2008},
abstract = { A leader's job is often to attempt achieving organizational alignment. Many theories propose climate as an effective means to help leaders carry out this task. Nevertheless, our understanding of which exact actions are needed to manage climate remains somewhat diffuse. We present a new cognitive-oriented view on climate, which enables us to discuss the influence of climate on managing the bal-ance between integration and adaptation. In this article, we argue that climate is not as easy to manage as previously argued. In the short run, climate may serve as an effective emotional inertia to maintain the system in fit, as long as it is properly perceived and supported by the leadership style. In the longer run, climate is more influential to change, making it difficult to perceive it properly. This challenge may lead to transformative changes, causing leaders to have little control.},
title = {Can Organizational Climate be Managed?: Making Emotions Rational},
biburl = {https://zeal.global/publications/},
urltitle = {can-organizational-climate-be-managed-making-emotions-rational},
author = {Håkonsson, Dorthe Døjbak and Obel, Børge and Burton, Richard M}
}