The Application of Job Crafting

… the proactive framework assists in facilitating the right conditions for job crafting to flourish.

In this final chapter of Part III, I want to discuss some of the important issues associated with implementing job crafting in a work setting. Can job crafting coexist with job specification? And if so, how? While job specification is a top-down, management-driven job design strategy, job crafting is an employee-driven activity. Job specification is designed by managers and job crafting is initiated by jobholders. On the surface, job crafting and job specification seem incompatible.

An employee engages in job crafting by reshaping the boundaries of their job in three possible ways:

The tasks

The ...

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