Effects of Job Enrichment and Task Goals on Satisfaction and Productivity: Implications for Job Design.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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A two phase research project investigated the effects of job enrichment and goal setting on worker productivity and satisfaction in a well-controlled, simulated job environment. In the first phase, two conditions of goal setting assigned goals versus no goals and two conditions of job enrichment enriched versus unenriched were established, producing four experimental conditions. In the second phase after 2 days work people with unenriched jobs worked under the enrichment conditions and people originally without goals were assigned goals. Results are discussed in terms of the current theoretical approaches for understanding employee motivation on the job.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations