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Sustaining employees through reducing employee cynical Behavior: developing a conceptual framework

Author Affiliations

  • 1COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 11, Issue (2), Pages 1-4, May,6 (2022)


The main objective of the study is to construct a framework for sustaining employees through reducing cynicism. This study will help to determine how employees’ cynical behavior can be mitigated through employee mentoring and by providing positive organizational environment to employees. The paper uses a three- step approach: First, it describes the entire concept of employee sustainability through reviewing current literature. Second, this model explains buffering moderating effect of employee mentoring and positive organizational environment on direct relationship between employee cynicism and employee sustainability. Third, this paper uses Social Exchange theory to develop a framework for sustaining effective employees. Through considering existing literature, a framework is developed on employee sustainability. Organizational changes have increased demands from employees and in return organizations do not meet employee expectations. It generates cynicism and mistrust between organization and employees. Due to cynicism, employee sustainability has become more challenging for the organizations. Therefore this article describes that how through employee mentoring and by giving positive organizational environment to employees; organizations can decrease employee cynical behavior & can enhance employee sustainability.


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