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Job design is defined as
structuring the social and technical aspects of work, ultimately aiming to get optimum performance and satisfaction from the employee.
Why do we need job design?
100 years ago we had very narrow and specific tasks however the need for job design developed given people's rising levels of boredom.
Job Characteristics Model
core job dimensions>critical psychological states>personal and work outcomes
Shows skill variety improves motivation levels. Autonomy improves satisfaction as does feedback however ultimately depends on a person's perception of the job. (differing perceptions from person to person)
Ways to fix a simple routine job
job rotation, job enlargement, job enrichment and job sharing.
Job rotation defined
move different employees through a boring task rotation so the same employee isn't constantly doing the task.
Job enlargement defined
expanding the variety of tasks, not really effective just greater productivity
Job enrichment defined
allows employees to redesign their role
example of mother with child at school working school hours and the other mother working later.
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