Job Enrichment: Evaluation with Implications for Air Force Job Redesign.
Interim rept. 1 Jan 75-30 Apr 77,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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The main text of this report consists of a review and evaluation of job enrichment as an approach to job redesign, with implications for Air Force research and application. In addition, two appendices are included the first, a supplemental historical discussion the second, an annotated bibliography. Specific objectives are to provide a a general review and evaluation of job enrichment and its related motivational concepts, b an assessment of the utility of job enrichment to the Air Force in terms of implications for job-redesign research and application, and c a comprehensive annotated bibliography of job-enrichment and related literature. The report should prove useful to anyone, within or outside the Air Force, who is interested in evaluating job enrichment as an organizational-change technique. Job enrichment is discussed within the historical framework of changing managerial assumptions about the worker and work motivation and within the motivational framework of Maslow, McGregor, and Herzberg. The technique of job enrichment is reviewed, evaluated, and compared with other job-redesign interventions. Its limitations are discussed with special emphasis on individual and cultural differences and a more eclectic approach to job redesign is advocated. Recent advances in job-redesign theory and research, by Hackman, Oldham, and Umstot are presented and implications for Air Force research and applied programs are discussed. Author
- Humanities and History