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Organisation change and the psychological contract

Annette Sharpe

Organisation change and the psychological contract

the rhetoric of employability, the potential reality of reciprocal brutalism

by Annette Sharpe

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Published by De Montfort University in Leicester .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D) - De Montfort University, Leicester 2003.

StatementAnnette Sharpe.
ContributionsDe Montfort University.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15513331M

Psychological contract and organizational misbehavior: Exploring the moderating and Psychological contract is important for the organisation as it will directly impact the organisation’s health, provided if it is not effective in any way. The concept of psychological contract was first introduced in his book entitled “Understanding of. Argyris (1 ) originally utilized the concept of psychological contract but he did not define the psychological contract clearly in his study (Andersoni & Schalk, ). Levinson et al. (1 ) clarified the concept of psychological contract and described it as the sum of mutual expectations between the organization and the employee. The concept.

Managing change in psychological contracts As organisations change constantly and psychological contracts rely on an individual perception it is very likely that assumptions in the contract go unchallenged. If predicted outcomes no longer occur, the cognitive consistency of the individual is . The effect of organizational change on the psychological contract. To what extent does organizational change influence the content of the psychological contract of the employees? And is this relation mediated by the fulfillment of the obligations by the organization? Mieke M.F. van Doornmalen. ANR: s Master Thesis Human Resource Studies.

The psychological contract is certainly an important aspect of the employment relationship as it invisibly binds the employer and the employee through a set of expectations. For the individual in an organisation, the psychological contract is mostly relevant as it directly affects the level of motivation, commitment and morale of that person. The organizations’ ‘publications, interview processes, contract negotiation and orientation processes are some of the ways that can help the organizations to make better changes in the psychological contract and keep it up to date (Niehoff and Paul ).


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Organisation change and the psychological contract by Annette Sharpe Download PDF EPUB FB2

The organizational, social and psychological Organisation change and the psychological contract book of contracts, both written and unwritten, are the focus of this volume. The author addresses a number of important topics including contract making, interpretation of contracts, contract violations, strategies for changing contracts and contracts evolving from circumstances relevant to the by:   A psychological contract has been defined as the implicit beliefs about reciprocal obligations held by employees and employers.

Thus, it would be expected that during an explicit organizational change the implicit factors of employment would become areas of tension and disharmony for the implementors of such by: The organizational, social and psychological meanings of contracts, both written and unwritten, are the focus of this volume.

The author addresses a number of important topics including contract making, interpretation of contracts, contract violations, strategies for changing contracts and contracts evolving from circumstances relevant to the s.

The term Psychological Contract gained popularity during the s when its description and definitions were mentioned in the studies of behavioural and organizational theorists Chris Argyris and Edgar then, many other theorists and experts have contributed their insights on this subject and propounded several approaches or studies which have unveiled newer perspectives on this topic.

topics include psychological contract, organizational change, new employment relationships and. flexicurity. JOCM. 26,6. To purchase reprints of. A psychological contract, a concept developed in contemporary research by organizational scholar Denise Rousseau, represents the mutual beliefs, perceptions and informal obligations between an employer and an sets the dynamics for the relationship and defines the detailed practicality of the work to be done.

It is distinguishable from the formal written contract of employment which. In this important new book, an international range of prominent scholars examine the key psychological issues around organizational change at the individual level, including: health and well-being; stress and emotional regulation; performance and leadership; attitudes and implications for the psychological contract.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACTS & CHANGE Psychological contracts deal with the underlying problematic issues between human beings, whether the persons are in dyads or groups. The groups can be as large as organizations. The dynamics are between people, not within individuals, so they are the link between the individual and the group.

Psychological contracts develop over time, evolving and adapting to the working culture of the organisation. That being said, they are relatively resistant to change, and can diverge between individual party members and between whole corporations.

The psychological contract is an important agreement between employees and employers. This article looks at the key element of the contract: communication. It also looks at the role diversity plays and how breaches occur and how to avoid them.

The psychological contract lies at the heart of your relationship with the organisation you work for. It is the deal you make with your employer and colleagues at work; it is about your mutual expectations and their fulfilment.

Too often this contract is implicit and left to chance, resulting in misunderstanding, stress, lower commitment and performance. The book seeks to make sense of the organizational experiences of the professional worker by drawing on several areas of research, including the psychological contract, social identity theory, theories of career development and retention.

The author uses real-life examples and short case studies to situate psychological theory within s: 3. – This study aims to examine how organizational change and attitude towards change affects the fulfillment of the psychological contract.

The influence of type of change, impact of change, former change experiences and frequency of change on fulfillment of the psychological contract is assessed, as well as the influence on the employee's attitude towards change., – Regression analyses.

the perception of an organizational change leads to changes in psychological contracts. The first group of hypotheses of our study is related to the impact of organizational changes on.

concerned with the relationship between psychological contract, organizational commitment and job satisfaction of Chinese knowledge workers. By taking Chinese knowledge workers as samples, this study intends to analyze the re lationship among psychological contract, organizational commitment and work satisfaction.

the form of the psychological contract, are also addressed. Introduction The term “culture”, as applied to human societies or groups, has its origins in the discipline of anthropology (Smircich, ; Sackman, ; Hofstede, ), and “the notion of an organizational culture appeared with force in the.

This change in the employment environment has changed the nature of the psychological contract. () suggests that open book management techniques when taken liberally can form a framework for providing effective Christy L. (), "Organizations and the psychological contract", Journal of Occupational and Organizational.

Organizational justice is about the employee’s perception of fairness regarding an ill-defined and largely unspoken psychological contract. Breach of contract is difficult to define in practice and both benchmark standards and management strategies are likely to vary from individual to individual and workplace to workplace.

psychological contract develops before and during an employee’s term of employment with an organisation. The development of the psychological contract Psychological contracts first emerge during pre-employment negotiation and are refined during the initial period of employment. The development of the.

There’s nothing new about the concept of psychological contracts. As early asKeith Davis and John W. Newsroom, authors of a book titled, Human Behavior at Work: Organizational Behavior. Psychological Contract Web Resources * Psychological Contract Print Resources * Psychological Contract References (4 of up to 20) * Argyris, C.

() Understanding Organisational Behaviour. The Dorsey Press Inc., Homewood, Illinois. DelCampo, R. () Understanding the Psychological Contract: A Direction for the Future.Further, the negative impact of change on the psychological contract can be extrapolated from the expressions of potential loss of organisational citizenship behaviours such as loyalty and trust in the organisation, perceptions of organisational unjust practices such as unfairness of the downsizing or retrenchment processes and confusion over.

Employee Reactions to Psychological Contract Breach via Target Similarity or Spillover during Public Sector Organizational Change, British Journal of Management, /, 25, 4, (), ().