Social Information Processing: Definition and Importance in Job Design


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Identify which of the following is MOST important based on the social information processing theory:

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1. John works for a small start-up IT company that specializes in cell phones. His boss decides to give John a free phone every six months and extends a 25% discount to his family members. How will this impact John's productivity and why?

2. Sarah works as a sales representative for a pharmaceutical company. In the past quarter, she has managed to sell 30 percent more than what the company expected her to sell. Based on the SIP theory, how should her manager react?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of social information processing for job design. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include identifying examples in real world situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Define social information processing
  • Examples of social information processing

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social information processing for job design lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about social information processing for job design in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding social information processing and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about social information processing for job design, review the lesson Social Information Processing: Definition and Importance in Job Design which covers the following objectives:

  • Co-worker's views
  • Outsider's views
  • Internal self views
  • Employer's views