job design


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job design

[′jäb di‚zīn]
(industrial engineering)
The arrangement of tasks over a work shift with the goal of achieving technological and organizational requirements as well as reducing sources of fatigue and human error. Also known as work design.
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Therefore, workers have more input in their job design, and it cannot be a fixed and predetermined job design that is prepared by management.
A Job Design Steering Committee was set up in one section of the plant, comprising the plant superintendent, a shift foreman and two union representatives; four shift sub-committees were also formed.
b) job design theories do not present practical guidelines to create (specify) or make them become (revision of existing specifications) the most attractive jobs.
To develop a series of hypotheses, the article first discusses briefly the concept of innovative work behavior and the relation with job design. Next, the article continues with a discussion on the importance of distinguishing between employee categories in this type of study.
Moreover, the job satisfaction explains how the enriched job design affects performance.
Among many important approaches, The Job Characteristics Theory was recognized as the most dominant one to job design. It is a behavioral approach focused primarily on analyzing and measuring objective characteristics of employees' jobs.
We believe that job design remains as significant a practical issue as ever it has been.
Thus, job design has been successfully applied to both existing platforms and new platforms within the Navy.
The central topic of the seminar addressed the Carver Policy Governance model, which enables strategic leadership by the governing council, as it addresses council job design and the council-management partnership.
At the core of people involvement, Buttermore explains, is the operator's job design. Around it are elements including standardized work, ergonomic guidelines for safety, workplace organization, error-proofing, material presentation (line-side), and tooling.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER RETENTION AS A FUNCTION OF JOB DESIGN
The safety and health of women workers are increasingly affected by the changing nature of work and by the way work is organized, including hours of work, job design, interpersonal factors, management style, and organization climate.