Psychological Contracts: Unspoken Agreements Impacting Your Experience at Workandrew.taylor Wed, 07/07/2021 – 10:00 What is a Psychological Contract?
Psychological contracts aren’t typically a subject of everyday work conversations, yet every employee and employer subconsciously enters these unspoken and unwritten agreements as part of the employment relationship. Sound new? It’s not. In fact, Professor Denise M. Rousseau wrote about psychological contracts in 1989. So, what are psychological contracts? Keep reading. Do you need a lawyer to review yours? Probably not.
According to Rousseau, “Psychological contracts are individual beliefs in a reciprocal obligation between the individual and the organization.” Essentially, what employees