Ch 3: Job Analysis and Design

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn how job design can affect an employee's performance, motivation and attitude. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Job Analysis and Design - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Have you ever walked into a new job without being given a clear and consistent description of what your job was? If you answered yes, then you're not alone. In this chapter, you will explore the importance of effective job design and understand that successful organizations are willing and able to redesign when necessary. This chapter can help you understand the following:

  • The importance of clearly defined expectations
  • Motivating techniques and methods
  • Redesigning positions
  • Job evaluation
  • Performance standardization

Video Objective
Job Design: Definition and Purpose Recognize the importance of a clearly defined job, and learn some approaches that some companies take to achieve a well-defined design.
Empowerment and Job Design Learn how creating a sense of empowerment can increase an employee's motivation and efficiency.
Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & Rotation Look at three methods managers might use to increase employee motivation.
Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement Learn why change is sometimes necessary in job design.
Job Specifications, Descriptions, and Position Descriptions Identify three types of position outlines and learn what purpose each serves.
Job Evaluation; Four Methods Compare and contrast the following methods of job evaluations: ranking, classification, point, and factor comparison.
Performance Standardization Understand how job analysis and job design help management create performance standardization among similar positions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Job Analysis and Design
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Job Design: Definition and Purpose

1. Job Design: Definition and Purpose

A correctly defined job design will attract the right applicants and decrease job turnover by helping everyone understand their responsibilities up front. This lesson explores four approaches that companies can use to create a job design and communicate job tasks to current and potential employees.

Empowerment and Job Design

2. Empowerment and Job Design

Empowerment in job design can improve employee job motivation by increasing autonomy and task accomplishment at work. The three ways to create empowerment are to offer job redesign, quality work circles and teams.

Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & Rotation

3. Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & Rotation

Managers must be aware of ways to increase employee motivation. This lesson describes the various ways to redesign a job to encourage employees, including job enrichment, job enlargement and job rotation.

Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement

4. Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement

Reengineering jobs for continuous improvement results in dramatic improvements such as streamlined processes, enormous cost savings, and more profit for the company.

The Importance of Job Specifications, Job Descriptions, and Position Descriptions

5. The Importance of Job Specifications, Job Descriptions, and Position Descriptions

Job design is one of the key responsibilities of human resource management professionals. In this lesson, you'll learn about job specifications, job descriptions, and position descriptions, and why they are important to human resource management.

Four Methods of Job Evaluation: Ranking, Classification, Point & Factor Comparison

6. Four Methods of Job Evaluation: Ranking, Classification, Point & Factor Comparison

Are some jobs in an organization more valuable than others? In this lesson, we'll learn about job evaluation and how human resource management professionals can use job evaluation methods to help determine the value of jobs in their organizations.

Analysis & Design in Performance Standardization

7. Analysis & Design in Performance Standardization

Job analysis and design are important parts of human resource management. In this lesson, we'll be looking at how job analysis and design help to ensure consistency in job performance of employees. A short quiz follows.

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