Characteristics Of Job Design

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UNDERSTANDING JOB DESIGN AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS In the Human Performance it states that, “Existing job design models have been criticized for being able to explain affective outcomes more consistently than they do those of task motivation and performance.” (Burr and Cordy, 2001, pp. 27.) Business dictionary defines Job Design as, “Work arrangement (or rearrangement) aimed at reducing or overcoming job dissatisfaction and employee alienation arising from repetitive and mechanistic tasks. Through job design, organizations try to raise productivity levels by offering non-monetary rewards such as greater satisfaction from a sense of personal achievement in meeting the increased challenge and responsibility of one's work. Job enlargement, job enrichment, job rotation, and job simplification are the various techniques used in a job design exercise. In my current work position as an assistant to an elementary school district strategist, I can account for many aspects leading to me being promoted to this position from an assistant teacher through the characteristics of job design. In Organizational Behavior and Management, it states that, “job design specifies three characteristics of jobs: range, depth, and relationship.” (Ivancevich, Konopaske, Matteson, pp. 147) The number of duties a jobholder or employees has is defining job range. For example, one of my jobs as an assistant teacher was to make copies for a week of work for the entire first grade class, a week ahead of

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