alienation

  

Definitions (2)

1. Human resource management: Sense of estrangement felt by employees, reflected in their lack of warmth towards the organization and in believing that their job/work is not meaningful to other aspects of their lives. Alienation is caused commonly by factors such as a lack of involvement in even basic decision making, lack of human contact, little hope for betterment, and a feeling of powerlessness.
2. Law: Voluntary, complete, and without-reserve conveyance, sale, or transfer of an asset or property from one party to another. In a loan agreement or insurance policy, a borrower's or insured's right of alienation is usually restricted by inclusion of alienation clause.

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  • After the employee was not chosen for a recent promotion at his company, he felt a sense of alienation from his management.

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