Job enrichment

Job enrichment expands the amount of responsibility built into an employee’s job. By giving the employee more control over his or her work, the intent is to improve the motivation of employees lower down in the organizational structure, who do not normally have much say over their roles. This approach is based on the theory that not having control over your job leads to minimal effort to improve. Job enrichment results in better-trained employees, enhanced morale, and a greater effort to achieve a more effective and efficient workplace. However, it can also result in a heavier workload, especially when employees do not have the right skills or experience to take on an expanded role within the organization.

Related Courses

Human Resources Education Bundle 
Human Resources Guidebook 
Succession Planning