Job and Work Analysis: Methods, Research, and Applications for Human Resource Management provides students and professionals alike with an in-depth exploration of job analysis. Job analysis encompasses a wide range of crucial topics that help us understand what people do at work and why. This one-of-a-kind text expertly unpacks the best job analysis methods and then illustrates how to apply these methods to solve some of the most common workplace problems. Readers will learn the best practices for helping people work smarter, improving hiring and training, making jobs safer, and providing a satisfying work environment. The new Third Edition includes new references, the latest research findings, and expanded discussions of competency models, teams, and O*NET.
Chapter 10: The Future of Job Analysis
The Future of Job Analysis
Nothing is more certain than change. The world of the future will be different from what our world is today. Although change is certain, predicting the form that change will take and especially what response people will make to change is very uncertain. Predictions are often wrong. Our task in this chapter is to talk about a future that is not far off, based on trends that we see today. We hope our guesses about what will happen will be right on target. We begin by describing societal, technological, and business environment changes that are likely to affect the way people work. We speculate on the changes in work that will occur and then, based ...