Psychological contract: is it still an important organisational phenomenon?

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Maguire, Heather. 2002. "Psychological contract: is it still an important organisational phenomenon?" Pacific Conference on Manufacturing 2002. Bangkok, Thailand 27 - 29 Nov 2002 Brisbane, Australia.
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Psychological contract: is it still an important organisational phenomenon?

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AuthorMaguire, Heather
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2002 Pacific Conference on Manufacturing
Number of Pages10
Year2002
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Conference/EventPacific Conference on Manufacturing 2002
Event Details
Pacific Conference on Manufacturing 2002
Event Date
27 to end of 29 Nov 2002
Event Location
Bangkok, Thailand
Abstract

Current business environments are testing the relevance of the traditional psychological contract between employees and organisations. Commitment, previously the cornerstone of many psychological contracts, is diminishing in importance as organisations pursue increasingly transactional relationships with employees and as employees move towards 'protean' careers. The question of whether these more self-serving organisational and personal strategies diminish the importance of the 'psychological contract' is addressed. The paper concludes, firstly, that such contracts continue to make an important contribution to organisational relationships but that organisations must seek ways of adjusting the terms of such contracts to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile and protean workforce. A second conclusion is that the psychological contract can play an important part in creating the 'agile' enterprise.

Keywordspsychological contracts
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350504. Industrial and employee relations
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
350503. Human resources management
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