Approaches to job design

Approaches to job designJob design starts with an analysis of task requirements, using the job analysis techniques . These requirements will be a function of the system of work and the organization structure. As described by Robertson and Smith (1985), the method can be based on the job characteristics model as follows:Influence skill variety by providing opportunities for people to do several tasks and by combining tasks.Influence task identity by combining tasks to form natural work units.Influence task significance by forming natural work units and informing people of the importance of their work.Influence autonomy by giving people responsibility for determining their own working systems.Influence feedback by establishing good relationships and opening feedback channels.

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