Job Rotation, Job Enlargement and Job Enrichment

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Job Rotation, Job Enlargement and Job Enrichment
Jaap de Jonge, Management Consultant, Netherlands
SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT At first, a very strong, rational division of tasks may seem logical, effective and efficient. However employees are not machines and such is neither good for the motivation of employees, nor for their personal/professional development. HUMAN RELATIONS MOVEMENT That's why in the 1940-60's, following the , 3 forms of social work structuring are slowly being introduced: job enlargement, job enrichment and job rotation.
  • Job Enlargement. The tasks of an employee are extended with other tasks of the same (horizontal) level in the organization chart.
  • Job Enrichment. The tasks of an employee are extended with other tasks of a higher (vertical) level in the organization chart. This means more skills are needed, more important work is done, more autonomy and responsibilities are given to such employee.
  • Job Rotation. An employee is performing the job and tasks of another employee. This may be ad hoc (like when you are taking over t (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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