Measuring and developing an organisation’s climate is invaluable, as positive workplace climates lead to higher performance, engagement and well-being. When leaders exhibit “thrive” behaviours, they generate a positive climate where people feel inspired, motivated and challenged to move out of their comfort zones and perform at their best.
The Leadership Climate Indicator (LCI) is a simple and efficient way to understand how the tone set by the organisation’s leaders is felt throughout the company and measure the impact that this is having on employees.
Leadership climate is the emotional tone set or climate created by leaders within the work environment. The Leadership Climate Indicator is completed by employees who assess the climate created by individual line managers, as well as the climate created by groups of leaders such as senior leadership teams. It provides a snapshot diagnosis of how the current leadership climate is perceived and experienced by employees.
The LCI model is unique in that it measures 12 aspects of leadership climate vital for employee and organisational performance. These are divided into:
The LCI is simple to use, providing you with:
Clients often come to us in a period of transition, growth or change. For example, our client, first direct, had a newly formed leadership team that needed to rapidly establish new and effective ways of leading and working together. It was vital for first direct to take all of their people with them on the change journey. We created a bespoke team development programme which helped the leadership team improve relationships, particularly when dealing with challenging situations such as ambiguity, priority, tension, and conflict.
“PSI created a safe environment where we could explore current ways of working. They encouraged us to challenge ourselves and each other to drive greater team collaboration and effectiveness and move forward in a very real and tangible way.”
Rachel McNee, Head of HR, first direct