Even though organizational culture and organizational climate are sometimes used interchangeably, there are certain differences between the two. According to Bowditch and Buono. “Organizational culture is concerned with the nature of beliefs and expectations about organizational life, while climate is an indicator of whether those beliefs and expectations are being fulfilled.” Organizational climate is a relatively enduring quality of the internal environment that is experienced by its members, influences their behavior, and can be described in terms of the values of a particular set of characteristics.”
It is a set of characteristics and factors of the organization that are perceived by the employees and, which serve as a major force in influencing their behavior. These factors may include job descriptions, performance arid evaluation standards, leadership style, challenges and innovations.