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Chapter 06 Job Design, Work, and Motivation 1. (p. 150) Job design refers to any instance in which management specifies the duties and responsibilities of a job. FALSE Job design refers only to the first instance in which management creates a job by specifying its duties and responsibilities. Subsequent instances are called a redesign. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #1 2. (p. 150) Job design is a one-time, static process. FALSE Job design is an ongoing, dynamic process. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #2 3. (p. 151) The trade-offs between the gains in human terms from improved quality of work life and the gains in economic terms from revitalization aren't fully known. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #3 4. (p. 151) The quality of work life can always be improved through job design. FALSE Quality of work life improvements through job design cannot be ensured in specific instances. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #4 1
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5. (p. 152) Performing a job can sometimes result in health problems for the worker. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #5 6. (p. 152) Stress related to job performance can contribute to mental impairment. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #6 7. (p. 153) Extrinsic outcomes are objects or events that follow from the worker's own efforts in conjunction with other factors or persons directly involved in the job itself. FALSE Extrinsic outcomes are objects or events that follow from the worker's own efforts in conjunction with other factors or persons not directly involved in the job itself. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #7 8. (p. 153) Jobs can provide intrinsic or extrinsic outcomes, but not both. FALSE Most jobs provide opportunities for both intrinsic and extrinsic outcomes. Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #8 9. (p. 153) Job satisfaction depends on the levels of intrinsic and extrinsic outcomes and how the job-holder views those outcomes. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #9 2
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10. (p. 153) Persons who are not involved in their work or the organization that employs them cannot be expected to realize the same satisfaction as those who are. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #10 11. (p. 154) Job context refers to the activities required of the job. FALSE Job content refers to the activities required of the job. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 06 #11 12. (p. 157) In the new economy, specific job descriptions may be relied on more than ever. FALSE In the new economy, reliance on job analysis and specific job descriptions may be altered significantly; adhering to a narrow job description is not going to be sufficient in a world pressed by constant change. Difficulty: Medium
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