social contract

  

Definition

Unwritten and tacit agreement said to exist among the members of a community or group that guides individual behavior and establishes personal rights and responsibilities. Social contract is deemed essential for any organized group behavior and, in democratic societies, is embodied in the national constitution.

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  • If the group's attitude towards a certain behavior in the workplace change, the social contract among members must evolve as well in order to guarantee success.

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