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Job design

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This factsheet was last updated in July 2016.

What is job design?

"Job design is the process of deciding on the contents of a job in terms of its duties and responsibilities, on the methods to be used in carrying out the job, in terms of techniques, systems and procedures, and on the relationships that should exist between the job holder and his superior subordinates and colleagues."

Through job (re)design, organisations aim to improve productivity by offering challenge, reducing repetitive or mechanistic elements and increasing responsibility levels through job design techniques: job enlargement, job enrichment, job rotation and other non-monetary means.

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