The employer-employee relationship isn’t often used as the central storyline of a movie or novel, but it’s one of the most fascinating and intricate ones in your company.
A strong leader-employee relationship is creative, supportive, and mutually respectful. It’s forged with strong base values and maintained with constant care, evaluation, and adjustment. Like most important relationships, this all happens via a psychological contract between two people, whether the parties involved know it or not.
A psychological contract is an emotional bargain that binds an employee and a company together. It can be created out of many different things — culture, money, power, or friendship — but it’s at its strongest when formed out of a shared purpose.