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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At a basic level, quality of job design is a function of the degree to which the structure and processes established for doing the work facilitate the successful completion of assigned tasks and responsibilities.
It is thus incumbent upon a service organization to insure that its customer contact personnel are sufficiently supported through appropriate job design, training, and supporting infrastructure that can include an appropriate information technology (IT).
As this example (and our previous discussion) indicates, some of the most interesting omitted variables are likely to relate to job-design issues because job design and incentives are likely to be jointly determined.
to include topics such as disability management, staffing (specifically employee recruitment and selection), work motivation, organizational culture, psychological effects of unemployment, human resource management, economics, and job design.
Current approaches to job design include the job characteristics model, job enrichment, quality of work life, and the Japanese style of management [3].
Although this instrument has some psychometric limitations, it has proven useful in job design research (Taber & Taylor, 1990).
By including employees in the job design process and using tested job design principles, employees that perform the jobs are more likely to experience commitment,(16) responsibility for outcomes, and higher morale.
When a job design change was suggested, Rooney recalls, "Some of our people would ask, 'What does OSHA have to say about this?
Some examples are pre-purchase planning and budgeting, job design, criteria for selecting CAD operators, the time period for learning the CAD system, and issues related to participation and management support.
And the 'hard' aspects of HR (such as accountabilities, job design and reward) become more tangible, grounded in a tested understanding of people and how they interact within the context of particular jobs and structures.
Tenders are invited for Acquisition of an integrated computer system for postural load registration, ergonomic analysis and job design for Asepeyo, Mutua Collaborating with Social Security, no.
In this 12th volume of the series, 12 contributions are organized according to the following four themes: job design and organizational performance; compensation, worker attitudes, and productivity; worker cooperatives and nonprofit organizations; free trade and the ecological effects of alternative socio-economic systems.