job enrichment

  

Definition

A job design technique that is a variation on the concept of job enlargement. Job enrichment adds new sources of job satisfaction by increasing the level of responsibility of the employee.

While job enlargement is considered a horizontal restructuring method, job enrichment is a vertical restructuring method by virtue of giving the employee additional authority, autonomy, and control over the way the job is accomplished. Also called job enhancement or vertical job expansion.


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  • Over the past few years, there was a lot of job enrichment that went on and the job became way cooler for all of us.

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  • You should try to do your best to increase the job enrichment of your workers to figure out how much they can handle/

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  • The job enrichment experienced by the employee was unexpected but was cited as a key reason for staying with the company for so many years.

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