You cannot maintain a good working climate without giving it some personal attention. You must work at it daily by contributing new ideas and lively comments, injecting a little humor to keep employees reacting in positive ways, inserting some deserved compliments to help motivate people, and, above all, communicating. Obviously, you must do a great deal of testing and experimenting before coming up with a satisfactory climate. Do not expect immediate results. Even after you have achieved a good climate, it is not easily maintained. Constant work is required. However, the supervisor who eventually does create and maintain an effective working climate can thereby establish good productivity records and enhance his ...

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