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Improving Workplace Climate in Large Corporations: A Clustered Randomized Intervention

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  • Alan, Sule

    (University of Essex)

  • Corekcioglu, Gozde

    (Kadir Has University)

  • Sutter, Matthias

    (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)

Abstract

We evaluate the impact of a program aiming at improving the workplace climate in corporations. The program is implemented via a clustered randomized design and evaluated with respect to the prevalence of support networks, antisocial behavior, perceived relational atmosphere, and turnover rate. We find that professionals in treated corporations are less inclined to engage in toxic competition, exhibit higher reciprocity toward each other, report higher workplace satisfaction and a more collegial atmosphere. Treated firms have fewer socially isolated individuals and a lower employee turnover. The program's success in improving leader-subordinate relationships emerges as a likely mechanism to explain these results.

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  • Alan, Sule & Corekcioglu, Gozde & Sutter, Matthias, 2021. "Improving Workplace Climate in Large Corporations: A Clustered Randomized Intervention," IZA Discussion Papers 14726, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    workplace climate; relational dynamics; leadership quality; RCT;
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    • C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Training

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