job enlargement


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Related to job enlargement: Job rotation, Job enrichment

job enlargement

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a widening of the range of tasks performed by an employee in order to provide variety in the activities undertaken
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In their cost cutting strategy the first step they took was to chop off the whole layer of teachers without any prior intimation and creating more job responsibilities for the existing teachers and causing job enlargement without any monetary raise.
Job enrichment (i.e., expanding responsibilities toward a higher level position) and job enlargement (i.e., expanding the scope and range of duties) are also ways in which effectiveness can be increased.
Contract awarded for Hanwool room habits and job enlargement construction design services
* Job enlargement--Also called horizontal job enlargement or horizontal job loading, it involves, "the meaningful addition of similar jobs, not simply adding identical, boring repetitive tasks to an already boring one" (Gifford, 1972).
Job enlargement may be precluded and physical stress eliminated by the simple manipulation of a system at a vertical angle that lessens the stress of repetitive motions.
It is job enrichment, not job enlargement that is the issue.
Many human relations processes such as job enlargement, enrichment, restructuring, and rotation can be a means to an end.
Self-directed work teams are really about "job enlargement." Part of job development is designing the amount of authority and responsibility each job will have.
Job enlargement, job rotation, job enrichment, task revision, telecommuting, and alternative work patterns are all strategies that employers are implementing to enhance the job, to maximize performance, and to provide workers with more options and flexibility (Herzberber, 1968; Nelson & Quick, 1996).
Rensis Likert is referred to more than once as Rensis Likert, a work published in 1989 is listed as the source of a "1990 study," and "job enrichment" is defined as if it were synonymous with "job enlargement." A two-page section at the end of the chapter that first raises and then dismisses "ethical arguments for employee involvement" is embarrassingly superficial.
"Job enlargement" means bundling functions; it means increasingly complex jobs.
Job enlargement combines several tasks into a single job.