Talking about Work

In a class called Organizational Behavior, I learned that there something called the psychological contract (PC) (Griffin, Phillips, & Gully, 2017).  The PC is usually not explained or even talked about (Griffin, Phillips, & Gully, 2017).  It looks like that may be changing, which I think is a good thing.

First, what is the PC?  The PC is the agreement between people about how we treat each other.  Stevenson explains it much better than I can over at the HR Exchange here

and here:

The existence of these 2 articles, especially the 2nd where Stevenson suggests discussing elements of the PC with new hires gives me hope that organizations will continue to work to make this more explicit.  As the PC becomes more explicit, I hope that contract breeches like workplace bullying will be dealt with more quickly and easily.

Full title of the textbook from the class on organizational behavior:  Griffin, R. W., Phillips, J. M., & Gully, S. M.  (2017).  Organizational behavior:  Managing people and organizations.  Boston:  Cengage Learning.

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Next up,  more things to discuss about work from Marla Gottschalk

Marla Gottschalk wrote here: