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To thrive you’ll need to be resilient

The Antidote

ISSN: 1363-8483

Article publication date: 1 June 2000


Contends that while it is now unrealistic to offer lifetime agreements, employers attract talent by implying that they have hope for a long‐term relationship — although the reality is that both parties value the relationship while it lasts, for mutual benefit. Gives four stereotyped responses to organizational change (restructuring or redundancy) these are the: fortified quadrant; mindful quadrant; utilitarian quadrant; and transformational quadrant. States there are four main difficulties with the new psychological contract: privilege; ‘me first’ mindset; irresponsible employers?; and balancing work, family and self. Spotlights Starbucks, the coffee chain, and its treatment (good!) of its employees.



Kippenberger, T. (2000), "To thrive you’ll need to be resilient", The Antidote, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 21-23.




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