“This is a very important book. It is an essential text for any graduate program in applied industrial and organizational psychology. The First Edition is the best text on the market today, and the Second Edition is a huge improvement. Nice work!”
– Bill Attenweiler, Northern Kentucky University
Thoroughly updated and revised, this Second Edition is the only book currently on the market to present the most important and commonly used methods in human resource management in such detail. The authors clearly outline how organizations can create programs to improve hiring and training, make jobs safer, provide a satisfying work environment, and help employees to work smarter. Throughout, they provide practical tips on how to conduct a job analysis, often offering anecdotes from their own experiences.
New to the Second Edition: New co-author Frederick P. Morgeson's background in business management brings a valuable new perspective and balance to the presentation of material..; Expanded coverage is offered on O*NET, strategic job analysis, competencies and competency modeling, and inaccuracy in job analysis ratings.; New text boxes provide bio sketches of famous names in job analysis to put a personal face on research.; Additional examples and cases illustrate the “how-to” of job analysis in real-life settings.
A companion website, http://www.jobandworkanalysis.com, offers instructors and students supplemental materials such as course syllabi, examples of data collected as part of a job analysis, task inventory data, the opportunity to practice data analysis, and much more!
Management and Teams
The previous three chapters have been devoted to work-oriented methods, worker-oriented methods, and hybrid methods, respectively. All of the methods of job analysis in those chapters are suited for a broad variety of jobs. In this chapter, we describe more specialized methods of analysis that are targeted toward specific types of jobs. In the first half of the chapter, we describe the Management Position Description Questionnaire (MPDQ), which (surprise!) is used to analyze managerial jobs. We also discuss the practice of competency modeling, which is a newer form of work analysis typically targeted at managerial and leadership positions. The second half of the chapter is devoted to analyzing the work of teams.
Although there are other methods for analyzing managerial jobs, ...