Job Design, Job Enlargement, and Job Enrichment
Job Enlargement and Job Enrichment
Job enlargement involves broadening the scope and breadth of a job byexpanding the number of different tasks to be performed. For example,an assembly line worker could be tasked with a number of differentresponsibilities. Job enrichment is increasing the depth of a job byadding responsibility for planning, organizing, controlling, andleading. An example of job enrichment is giving an employee moreflexibility to perform the job as needed. A new trend that is becomingmore prevalent is the concept of empowering employees in the workforce.
SLP Assignment Expectations
After doing some research, discuss how empowerment relates to jobenlargement and job enrichment. Discuss any experiences you have hadwith job enlargement and/or job enrichment and the impact it had on yourorganizational commitment and job performance levels. Lastly, as an HRprofessional, when and how will you recommend job enlargement and jobenrichment for your employees?
Your paper should be short (2-3 pages, not including the cover sheet,references, and assessment sheet) and to the point. You are expected todeal with these issues in an integrated fashion, rather than treatingthem as a series of individual questions to be answered one by one andleft at that.