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Your Attitude Is Showing: A Primer of Human Relations, Tenth Edition by Elwood N. Chapman, Sharon Lund O’Neil

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Working Climates

Each individual supervisor creates her (or his) own special climate, or atmosphere, under which you must operate. The following analysis of three kinds of climates may give you some indication of the adjustments you might have to make in the future.

  1. The Structured Climate. Some supervisors are more strict than others. They operate a tight department by keeping close, and sometimes restrictive, controls. They frequently expect employees to be precisely on time, orderly, and highly efficient. They permit foolishness only when a special occasion calls for it. Ninety-eight percent of the time they stick strictly to business.

    The supervisor who creates this kind of atmosphere often appears cold, distant, and unfeeling to the new ...

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