Fostering a positive and inclusive work environment
WHAT IS IT?
A positive work environment in a legal setting can mean many different things. Typical indicators of an overall work atmosphere are members’ confidence that their voice will be heard, employee retention, and overall satisfaction with being a part of the practice.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
A positive team climate fosters loyalty and commitment from employees. In fact, much of success is driven by the climate of the organization. A beneficial team climate allows for more creativity and innovation from the team and increases overall satisfaction. Furthermore, clients can often sense team climate when interacting with your work space. Just as a positive climate will leave them with a sense of trust and reliability, a negative culture could leave a dubious or discouraging impression.