Research report 2023 - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

How to improve workplace climate

Matthias Sutter

Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgütern, Bonn

Toxic workplace relationships, characterised by antisocial and unethical behaviour, have a significant negative impact on employee well-being. We present a field experiment in which we were able to help improve workplace climate and reduce employee turnover through an innovative training programme. The improved relationships between managers and team members seem to play a key role in explaining the positive effects of the programme on the work climate.

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