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WEEK SIX Motivation: From Concepts to Applications Please remember to bring with you: Case incident Reducing Travel Costs at Applebee’s
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WEEK SIX Motivation: From Concepts to Applications Job Characteristic Model Job Redesign Programs Alternative Work Arrangements Employee Involvement (EI) Linking EI Programs and Motivation Theories Employee Rewards Variable pay Flexible benefits and intrinsic rewards Implications for Managers
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Job Characteristic Model
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Job Redesign Programs Job Rotation “When an activity is no longer challenging, the employee is rotated to another job” (Robbins & Judge, 2009, p. 252). Job Enlargement Horizontal loading: adding more tasks to the job for variety. Job Enrichment Vertical loading: making jobs meaningful, interesting, and challenging.
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Alternative Work Arrangements (1) Flexible Working Hours Allows workers some discretion over when they arrive and leave work Benefits include reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, reduced over-time expenses, reduced traffic congestion, increased job satisfaction, etc.
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Alternative Work Arrangements (2) Example of a Flextime Schedule
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Alternative Work Arrangements (3) Job sharing Allows two or more individuals to split a traditional 40-hour-a-week job. Job sharing “opens up the opportunity to acquire skilled workers – for instance women with young children and retirees – who might not be available for a full-time basis” (Robbins & Judge, 2009, p. 257).
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Alternative Work Arrangements (4) Telecommuting Involves working at home for at least two days on a computer which is linked to the employee’s office. Writers, attorneys, analysts, and employees who
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2010 for the course MGT 3906 taught by Professor Syedakhtar during the Spring '10 term at City University of Hong Kong.

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Week6r - WEEK SIX Motivation From Concepts to Applications...

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