Managing flexible employment relationships -
psychological contract and career management

The whole course (100% lectures) is available via Internet as Digital Teaching Tools.

Each Digital Teaching Tool consists of:
• a video-based lecture (Flash Player, if you do not have this software, Digital Teaching Tool offer it automatically version free of charge)
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• some written material for student reading and student self-tests
• a MP3 audio version of the lecture (MP3 format)

We welcome you to the 21st century and digital epoch!

• LECTURE 1

1st Lecture - Managing flexible employment relationships - psychological contract and career management

• Work Flexibility: temporal, functional, locational, numerical, financial; Executive summary, findings and conclusions; Legal contract and psychological contract.
• Psychological contract: Psychological contract as management instrument; Traditional and new contracts; (Mis-)Fit of employer offers and employee expectations; Using psychological contract to handle uncertainties.

• LECTURE 2

2nd Lecture - Managing flexible employment relationships - psychological contract and career management

• Personnel development and career development: Career anchors; Career interests in Switzerland; Types of career orientations; Cross-cultural comparison of career orientations; Criteria of career success.
• Effects on career and identity: Flexibility and identity; Swiss human relations barometer; Importance of psychological contract; Effects of career orientation over time.

Professor Gudela Grote

University Professor, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zürich