the job - increasing employee ownership.
Managers ÷ letÔs look at the way
our employees work. How are their jobs designed? Can management redesign
roles to increase motivation? Here are some ways to improve job
satisfaction for employees.
- Job design ÷ the way that tasks
are combined to form complete jobs. Job re-design focuses on
changing tasks and overall function.
- Job rotation ÷ the periodic
shifting of an employee from one task to another. This is effective
when an activity is no longer challenging for an employee. The
strength of job rotation is that it reduces boredom by diversifying
the employeeÔs activities. There are also many benefits for the
organisation including flexibility in scheduling work, adapting to
change, and filling job vacancies.
- Job enlargement ÷ the horizontal
expansion of jobs. Increasing the number and variety of tasks that
an employee performs will result in a role with more diversity.
- Job enrichment ÷ the vertical
expansion of jobs resulting in increased responsibility and higher
order skills. It increases the degree to which the employee controls
the planning, execution and evaluation of their work. An enriched
job allows an employee to complete an activity, increases the
employeeÔs freedom, independence, responsibility and provides
feedback. This also allows an employee to assess and correct their
How can management enrich an
- Combine tasks
- Create identifiable and purposeful
- Establish relationships
- Expand jobs vertically
- Open feedback channels
Written by Corrine McDonald B.Sc
decreased by 10,200 to 613,500.
Rate - decreased
by 0.1 percentage point to 6.3%. NSW 5.5%
last month); Vic 6.3% (6.2%); Qld 7.5% (7.5%); SA 7.5% (7.6%); WA 5.9%
(6.4%); Tas 9.8% (10.0%).
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