Job depth

Job depth is the amount of authority and responsibility associated with a job. Increasing levels of authority and responsibility give an employee more control over how decisions are made and the manner in which work is performed. This approach is most successful when accompanied by ongoing feedback regarding a person’s performance. For example, a production worker can develop alternative ways to manufacture a product.

A high level of job depth typically leads to enhanced worker satisfaction, which in turn reduces employee turnover.

Related Courses

Human Resources Education Bundle
Human Resources Guidebook
New Manager Guidebook