Session 7_Chap04_II

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style CH APTER 4 Appr oaches to Job Design Job Design Job Design: process of defining how work will be performed and what tasks will be required in a given job Job Redesign: a similar process that involves changing an existing job design To design jobs effectively, a person must thoroughly understand: the job itself (through job analysis) and Appr oaches to Job Design Designing Efficient Jobs I ndustr ial Engineer ing : the study of jobs to find the simplest way to structure work in order to maximize efficiency Reduces the complexity of work Allows almost anyone to be trained quickly and easily perform the job Designing Jobs That M otivate The Job Char acter istics M odel 1. Skill var iety the extent to which a job requires a variety of skills to carry out the tasks involved 2. Task identity the degree to which a job requires completing a whole piece of work from beginning to end 3. Task significance the extent to which the job has an important impact on the lives of other people 4. Autonomy the degree to which the job allows an individual to make decisions about the way work will be carried out The Job Char acter istics M odel Characteristics...
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This note was uploaded on 08/11/2011 for the course BUSHRM 1050 taught by Professor Florkowski during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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