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When using goal-setting theory to motivate employees, managers should help workers understand and accept the goals.Job Design involves division of an organization's work among its employees and applies motivational theories to jobs to increase satisfaction and performance.Job ______ is the opposite of ______.enlargement; scientific managementJob enrichment is the process of building into a job such motivating factors as recognition and achievement.Michele's job as an accounting assistant was recently modified to include reconciling bank accounts and making deposits, two tasks previously done by the accounting manager. This increase in responsibility would best be described asjobenrichment.Autonomy is the extent to which a job allows an employee to make decisions aboutscheduling different tasks and deciding how to perform them.
The motivating potential score (MPS) is calculated as part of using the job characteristics model.Reinforcement Theory is the theory that attempts to explain behavior change by suggesting that behavior with positive consequences tends to be repeated while behavior with negative consequences tends not to be repeated.In using reinforcement, a manager should clearly communicate the desired behavior.Which of the following is notan advisable criterion for an effective incentiveplan?The rewards require record-setting performance.A sales commission is an example of a ______ compensation plan. Pay-for-performanceJosé has a summer job hand-dyeing shirts that will be sold on the boardwalk. He is paid $5.00 per shirt. José is being paid on a ______ compensation plan.Pay-for-performanceNancy's employer distributes checks at the end of each quarter, representing an equitable portion of 5 percent of the company's pretax profits for the previous period. These checks represent profit sharing.A Scanlon plan is a type of ______ compensation plan.GainsharingChapter 13