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If a team’s culture is the reality of what goes on, team climate is people’s perception of it.

Burke and Litwin (1992) suggested that team climate is defined massively by how the team is managed.  In other words,  you really can’t afford to underestimate the impact of everything you do (or don’t do) as a manager.

Here are four things you can do to create a healthy, productive and great team climate:

1.Ensure each team member is clear on their and their colleague’s priorities: Don’t assume everyone is aware of what exactly are the most important aspects of their role, let alone what their colleague’s most important priorities are.

Clearly identify the top three priorities for each person, including you, is the first step. Second is getting each individual to tell you their understanding of their priorities. This second step is often overlooked, when I’ve ask managers. Yet, checking that each person…

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