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Meaningful job design

10 May, 2016 - 15:18

By Ryan Brown and Mike McClain

Job design is critical to the success of any organization. For our purposes job design is defined as the allocation of specific work tasks to individuals and groups (Schermerhorn, Job Design Alternatives, 2006). Allocating jobs and tasks means specifying the contents, method and relationships of jobs to satisfy technological and organizational requirements as well as the personal needs of jobholders. If successful job design is not implemented, than the companies general strategy and direction will be strongly diverted. Meaningful jobs must also exemplify the company’s goals and culture.