Balancing Competing Loyalties Academic Article uri icon


  • How do professionals convince their employers or clients that theyre loyal? New research finds that to give the impression of uncompromising loyalty to their current role, professionals often become contentious and aggressive toward former collaborators. The problem is, such behaviors can hurt the same stakeholders theyre trying to win over.

published proceedings

  • Harvard Business Review

author list (cited authors)

  • Sytch, M., Uribe, J., & Kim, Y. H.

complete list of authors

  • Sytch, M||Uribe, J||Kim, Yong Hyun

publication date

  • January 2020