Job Design

Published: | Updated: March 3, 2018

Definition - What does Job Design mean?

Job design is a way of structuring (or restructuring) work in such a way that it will improve employee job satisfaction and reduce the boredom and alienation that might come with highly repetitive or mechanized tasks. This helps improve employee retention. The added benefit is that it also tends to boost productivity.

Job design may also be called work design.

Safeopedia explains Job Design

Re-arrangement of work may include job rotation, enrichment and simplifcation, all of which is aimed to reduced the repetitiveness and monotony of the work the employee is performing. Job design also aims to provide non-monetary compensation to employees in the form of increased job satisfaction. Statistically speaking, employees often rate job satisfaction more highly than pay, which makes this aspect of the work environment very important.

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