In every organization, there exist certain factors that exert deep influence on the climate. Schneider and Barlett describe six factors that have an influence over organizational climate such as managerial support, inter-agency conflict, agent dependence and general satisfaction. Lawrence James and Allan Jones have identified five factors influencing climate, which include management philosophy, organizational structure and process, which include communication, motivation and leadership, physical environment and values. Similarly, Kahn has identified factors such as rules orientation, the nurture of subordinates, strict supervision and promotional achievement orientation. Thus, it is very difficult to generalize exactly the factors affecting the climate.
Organizational climate has a major influence on human performance through its impact on the motivation, job satisfaction and attitudes of people.