Job Enrichment

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  • An approach to job design meant to make jobs more interesting and challenging. Jobs are enriched when employees are given increased responsibility, accountability, and autonomy, which offers opportunities for personal growth and development. Job enrichment should not be confused with job enlargement, which increases the number of tasks performed. The job characteristics model of work motivation shows how increasing the core job dimensions of skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy, and feedback increases the meaningfulness of the job, feelings of responsibility, and intrinsic knowledge of job performance. Job enrichment is more motivating when employees have a high need for personal growth. Job enrichment may not increase motivation when employees have lower needs for growth and development. For more information, see Hackman (1977).

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