Running head: JOB ENRICHMENT 1
Analysis of Case Study by Elizabeth Layman on Job Redesign
University of the People
JOB ENRICHMENT 2
Job design is a tool meant to work as motivator for employees. It is meant to increase job satisfaction and commitment. By the same token, it is meant to decrease turnover and absenteeism (Carpenter, M., Taylor, B., Erdogan, B., 2009). Elizabeth Layman offers a broader perspective on how job redesign changed the working environment in the Health Information Services Departments (HIS). Health Information leaders are in charge studying the signs that will help with theory and context to find the best solutions that will deliver results in job redesigning.
How are the principles of goal setting…show more content… It is relevant because it improves the current hard, soft and context variables that are affecting them. This goal is not time bound since the case study does not offer a specific date for its completion.
Principles of job enrichment applied in this case
Job enrichment is a variation of job enlargement. Job enlargement aims to increase the responsibilities of the subject to avoid boredom and monotony. Job enrichment also increases the responsibilities of the subject, but in a different manner. In this case, the employee is given more tasks,
JOB ENRICHMENT 3 but the employee has the liberty to correct unnecessary steps, and consequently make his job more efficient and effective. This tool helps as a motivator that leads to higher employee satisfaction since the subject feels more in control of his job. Nevertheless, job enrichment can also backfire because employees will not see the correlation between earning more duties, and not earning more money (Carpenter, M., Taylor, B., Erdogan, B., 2009).
In Layman’s case study, the job enrichment principles are present first in recognizing that changes need to be done at the sector, organizational, and employee levels. At the sector level, management needs to be more proactive in deciphering those sector-wide events that at the end affect individual workloads, but also standards, regulations and