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What are the four major approaches to job design?

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isabella0927 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) Honors

Posted November 2, 2010 at 3:16 AM via web

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What are the four major approaches to job design?

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flamingogirl | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 10, 2010 at 1:57 AM (Answer #1)

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Mechanistic Job-Design Approach - These jobs are high in mechanistic tasks, meaning they require the least skill and training. They also have higher instances of job dissatisfaction, employee absenteeism, and employee turnover due to the menial tasks involved.

Motivational Job-Design Approach - These jobs are harder to staff and take more training because of higher mental demands, but employees are generally more satisfied with their job. Examples are managerial and executive jobs.

Biological Job-Design Approach - Also known as ergonomics, this approach tries to minimze job hazzards and their associated costs.

The Perceptual/Motor Job-Design Approach - This approach ensures employees' mental capabilities and limitations are not exceeded.


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