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Job Design: Definition and Purpose

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All of the following are characteristics of job design EXCEPT _____.

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1. What are the four approaches to job design?

2. John is concerned that the workers in his manufacturing plant will become bored with their jobs, due to performing the same task over and over. Which job design approach might John take to provide variety to workers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and printable worksheet quickly gauge your knowledge of written documents that outline job responsibilities. Some of the business terms you will need to know for the quiz include scientific management and job rotation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to assess your knowledge of:

  • The written document outlining job responsibilities
  • The four approaches to job design
  • Where workers are subjected to a variety of specialized jobs
  • The job design approach which develops a person-fit profile

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about designing jobs
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about the various methods of job design
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding job enrichment

Additional Learning

Job design is an important document that can clear up misunderstandings between employees and employers. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define job design
  • Identify the four approaches to job design
  • Understand job enlargement
  • Learn more about Job Characteristics Theory
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