Job Enrichment Case Study

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Written assignment unit 7.
The concept of motivation at the workplace has been subjected to many researches. Scholars and even managers have come out with a good number of theories on this topic, one of these theories is job enrichment/job design which proposes tools such as job rotation, job enlargement and job enrichment as means to motivate workers. The case study we are going to analyse throughout this paper, is about the abovementioned theory, our analysis will be guided by the following questions: How are the principles of goal setting applied in this case? How are the principles of job enrichment applied in this case? What were the outcomes of job enrichment in the HIS Departments? What was the impact of job enrichment on motivation and communication in the HIS Departments?
How are the principles of goal setting applied in this case? Setting goals can make the whole difference, but there are some rules that must be followed to reap the benefits of goals fully. According to Carpenter et al “Accumulating research evidence indicates that effective goals are SMART. SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely.” (2009, P.
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it has been noted that in some circumstances job enrichment can instead be counterproductive, Layman pointed out that it could lead to frustration if the expectations of the employee for a higher wage was not met. Some other scholars like Carolyn Williams noticed the following “As a result, the employee who receives training is actually less satisfied because the job training raises the bar too high.” (2001, n.d). It appears that job enrichment is a two edge sword and should always follow a thorough assessment of the

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