Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Contracts At Work – Organisational TA

22 December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This is part of a series of Applied Transactional Analysis in the Workplace workshops by Sabine-Inken Schmidt.

This workshop was so popular we’ve decided to re-run it just before Christmas. Christmas jumpers are welcome!

Contracts are a very well known term in organisational settings and refer to the agreement of two parties exchanging goods in the wider sense, like exchange money for time.

Eric Berne defined a contract as an explicit bilateral commitment to a well defined course of action. This specifies that we are not only exchanging goods, but also agree with each other what it is what we will do with and for each other. In reality we find ourselves at work in agreements to the organisation, the group and individuals.

In 1975, Fanita English developed the Three-Cornered Contract Model, which sheds light onto the multi-level reality of working and is one of the pillars of Transactional Analysis in Organisations. Nelly Micholt followed up in 1992 with her view on the Psychological Distance within Three-Cornered Contract which describes the reality we face as Organisational Consultants in working with Individuals of Organisations.

Organisational Consultants are often paid by organisations while they work with specific groups and individuals who are also paid by the organisation.

Working in this triangle can cause questions of loyalty and ethics. In this module we will look at the theoretical framework to share our thinking, feeling and our experience on how we have managed this so far.


22 December 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


The Link Centre
01892 652487
View Organiser Website


The Link Centre – Online
Select a Country: + Google Map