Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Job Characteristics Theory 3

In the last byte, we looked at the diagramatic representation of the Job Characterictics Model. In today's byte, we look at some of the definitions related to the five core job characteristics:

  • Skill Variety: refers to the degree to which a job includes different activitites and involves the use of multiple skills and talkents of the employee.
  • Task Identity: refers to the degree to which the job requires completion of a whole and identifiable piece of work - that is, doing a job from beginning to end with a tangible outcome.
  • Task Significance: refers to the degree to which the job has a substantial impact on the lives or work of toher people, whether in the immediate organization or in the external environment.
  • Autonomy: refers to the degree to which the job provides the employee with substantial freedom, independence, and discretion in scheduling the work and in determining the procedures to be used in carrying it out.
  • Feedback from the job itself: refers to the degree to which carrying out the work activities result in the employee's obtaining direct and clear information about the effectiveness of his or her performance.

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