The Influence of Employee Participation in Job Redesign.
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN SCHOOL OF ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
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A 2 12 day simulation of an organization was conducted. Five groups of participants worked with identical job designs on the first day, then had their jobs redesigned by the supervisor or through employee participation, and then worked a second day on the new jobs. Job changes and affective responses were measured using the Job Diagnostic Survey. Results showed that supervisors focused more on vertically loading the jobs, while employees were more concerned with social aspects of the work. Employee satisfaction improved more under employee participation. Identical changes were perceived to be better by employees who participated in their design.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations