Behavioral Approaches to Job Design


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What are the four behavioral approaches to job design?

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1. Joe believes his employees at the pizza shop would be more motivated if they handled orders from start to finish. They will prepare and bake the pizza themselves rather than doing specialized tasks. Which job design approach will Joe implement?

2. Maria, a manager, would like to free up some of her supervisor's time by letting employees solve production problems by brainstorming in groups. Which job redesign approach should she implement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the types of behavioral approaches to job design. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the four behavioral approaches to job design and how they're applied.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Identifying the four behavioral approaches to job design
  • Determining the approach used in given examples
  • The name of the approach that grants an employee responsibility to complete a product from start to finish
  • The term for groups of employees solving problems together

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of behavioral approaches to job design
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of behavioral approaches in use and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the four approaches

Additional Learning

To learn more about what businesses can do to improve employee job quality and production, review the corresponding lesson on the Types of Behavioral Approaches to Job Design. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know what happens during a behavioral approach to redesigning a job
  • Explore the job enrichment approach
  • Review the job characteristic approach
  • Understand what autonomous teams are and what they do
  • Examine the use of modified work schedules