Organizations And The Psychological Contract: Managing People At Work

Paperback | July 1, 1996

byPeter J. Makin

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Contracts in employment are of two kinds: the formal, written contract and the equally important, informal and unwritten psychological contract--how people think they should be treated. Both involve rights, obligations and expectations on the part of the employer and the employee, and a breach in one can have important effects on the other. For example, how people feel they are being treated by the organization can affect their perception of their levels of pay. Organizations and the Psychological Contract has two main aims in exploring these issues in the organizational context: to act as a handbook for practicing managers, and as a basic text in management courses. Relevant theories are explained and developed using practical examples, self-assessment exercises, and case studies. This is a revised and much expanded version of Managing People at Work, with the addition of chapters on Selection and Career Development, Understanding and Coping with Change, Empowerment and Self-Management, and the Behavioural Approach to Motivation. As well as undertaking research into many aspects of organizational life, the authors have many years' experience as consultants, acting for industrial and commercial organizations in all sectors of the economy.

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Contracts in employment are of two kinds: the formal, written contract and the equally important, informal and unwritten psychological contract--how people think they should be treated. Both involve rights, obligations and expectations on the part of the employer and the employee, and a breach in one can have important effects on the o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.04 × 5.76 × 1.28 inPublished:July 1, 1996Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275956857

ISBN - 13:9780275956851

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