Designing Jobs and Conducting Job Analysis

All the theories of employee motivation suggest that jobs can be designed to increase motivation and performance. Job design is the process of organizing work into the tasks required to perform a specific job.

Job Design

There are three important influences on job design. One is work-flow analysis, which (you will recall) seeks to ensure that each job in the organization receives work as an input, adds value to that work, and then passes it on to another worker. The other two influences are business strategy and the organizational structure that best fits that strategy. For example, an emphasis on highly ...

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