Designer jobs

Gabrielle Lis

Does job design affect health and performance in the workplace? And if so, how can jobs be redesigned to improve both?

“Job design,” according to Professor John Slocum, co-author of the frequently reprinted manager’s handbook, Organizational Behavior, “is the deliberate, purposeful planning of the job, including all its structural and social aspects and their effect on the employee.” The relevant structural and social aspects of jobs include: Technology; Tasks; Organisational structure; Wages, salari...

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Published 16 October, 2010 | Updated 19 October, 2010