IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Improving workplace climate in large corporations

24 November 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Two women sitting in the office. Image: Christina Morillo via Pexels

This online talk evaluates the impact of a programme that aimed to improve workplace climate in corporations.

This event is free.

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Francesca Foliano

Professor Sule Alan presents the programme's impact, which was evaluated with respect to the prevalence of support networks, antisocial behaviour, perceived relational atmosphere, and turnover rate. The programme was implemented via a clustered randomised design.

Results show 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 programme's success in improving leader-subordinate relationships emerges as a likely mechanism to explain these results. 

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in economics, behavioural science, and management

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About the Speaker

Professor Sule Alan

Professor of Economics at European University Institute

Professor Alan is a board member of the Innovation in Government Initiative and co-chair of the Humanitarian Initiative at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a research fellow at CEPR, an affiliate at the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), CESifo and Character Lab. 

Her research interests include education, migrant integration, gender and household behavior. She is a co-editor of the Economic Journal (2021-present), and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Bilkent University, Turkey.