About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Job Analysis & Design chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Job design||Scientific management, job design, job enlargement, job rotation, job enrichment, cross-training, job characteristics theory, teams, quality work circles, and empowerment in design|
|Tuesday||Job redesign and reengineering||Different types of job redesign, and steps for reengineering possible job positions|
|Wednesday||Job specifications||Job descriptions, job specifications, job analysis, and descriptions of available positions|
|Thursday||Job evaluation||Classification method, ranking method, factor comparison method, and point method|
|Friday||Performance standardization||Employee development, performance appraisals, and the necessity for standardization|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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