- Subject index
Work in the 21st century requires new understanding in organizational behaviour; how individuals interact together to get work done. This volume brings together research on essential topics such as motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, compensation, organizational justice, communication, intra- and inter-team functioning, judgement and decision-making, organizational development and change. Psychological insights are offered on management interventions, organizational theory, organizational productivity, organizational culture and climate, strategic management, stress, and job loss and unemployment.
Chapter 8: Psychological Contracts in Employment
Psychological Contracts in Employment
Contemporary employment relationships are changing as a consequence of fundamental shifts in the nature of work. Changing the conditions under which firms are considered successful impacts on the critical features of the employment relationships that comprise them. In the context of the psychological contract, differences between workers relate to basic features in the negotiation of the employment relationship. The pressures for greater firm-level flexibility have led to significant changes in employment relations within firms. The degree to which these changes have occured, and the concomitant ease of their implementation, are linked to societal factors that dictate the zone of negotiability and shape the roles played by government and other parties to the employment relationship. The psychological contracts workers ...