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Job Enlargement: Definition, Advantages & Examples

  • 0:01 What Is Job Enlargement?
  • 2:10 Advantages of Job Enlargement
  • 2:42 Lesson Summary
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Instructor: Carol Woods

Carol has taught college Finance, Accounting, Management and Business courses and has a MBA in Finance.

Job enlargement is the process of making a position more interesting and fulfilling by expanding the number of tasks the staffer needs to complete. In this lesson, we'll discuss how and why it's done.

What Is Job Enlargement?

Job enlargement is an increase in job tasks and responsibilities to make a position more challenging. It is a horizontal expansion, which means that the tasks added are at the same level as those in the current position.

After performing the same position for a while, employees can get bored. As an example, we'll look at John, an accountant in a large corporation. For his position, John is responsible for posting entries and creating financial statements for several small companies the corporation owns. He's been doing this for a couple of years now, and the tasks required each month are found in a checklist he works down for each company. Although he likes accounting, his work is getting a bit monotonous.

Sometimes a change in work tasks can add a much-needed boost of enthusiasm, due to the change in daily activities, and can improve morale. The employee will also need to increase his or her productivity to accomplish the new tasks, so he or she has a chance to implement methods that speed up his or her output. It also shows the employee that management is aware of the work he or she is doing, and feels he or she can accomplish more, which can add to job satisfaction.

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