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Creating a Sustainable Psychological Contract

Creating a Sustainable Psychological Contract

13 June, Central London - facilitated by Professor Derek Mowbray


The Psychological Contract is an unwritten set of mutual, and often implicit, obligations between employers and employees, based on a personal perception of fairness and reasonableness. Although not a conventional contract, its impact is often more powerful than anything that is written.

The Contract influences the behaviour of employees towards employers, based on the manner in which the employer behaves towards employees. Employees who feel they are fairly treated at work have attitudes that assist their resilience against challenging events and behaviours that may occur in the workplace.

This requires an approach to organisational development which places the psychological wellbeing of employees at centre stage, on the basis that people who feel psychologically well consistently maintain personal mental control, and if motivated, will perform consistently at their peak.


  • The role that culture, behaviours, rules and approaches to leadership play in the process.
  • The psychological contract - what it means and its impact on corporate and individual performance.
  • Making the psychological obligations of employers and employees towards each other overt; what are the obligations and how can they be implemented?
  • Embedding the psychological contract - reducing the gap between employer and employee; introducing personal responsibility and promoting the workforce as the organisation.
  • Implementing the contract into everyday working life - addressing culture, leadership and manager approaches and behaviours, the working environment, and the resilience of individuals.
  • Preventing the risk of breaking the psychological contract - by being overt about the obligations the employer has with the employee, and vice versa, it is expected that the contract survives the working lifetime of the employee.
  • Why saying ‘sorry’ doesn’t work with a broken psychological contract - the contract, whilst unwritten and based on covert obligations, is the basis for trust between the employee and employer.
  • The programme presents levels of detail about each of the processes involved, along with exercises.


  • Understanding the psychological contract and the implications of trust
  • Understanding the challenge of consistent high performance
  • Understanding of making the psychological contract overt and embedding it throughout the organisation

Seminar duration

This seminar is a half day awareness programme.

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed for leaders, senior team members and managers, internal champions of change - specialists in OD, HR, L&D, OH, H&S and wellbeing.

In-house programme - Creating a Sustainable Psychological Contract

We can provide this seminar as an in-house programme for the leaders, senior managers and internal champions of change within your organisation. For further information, please request more details here or call Barbara Leigh on 01242 241882.


The cost for a single place is £175 + VAT = (£210)

Discounts may be available for multiple places booked on behalf of a single organisation

Creating a Sustainable Psychological Contract

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For further information and to book, please request more details here or call Barbara Leigh on 01242 241882.


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