Job design is often looked at through a theoretical lens. This course eschews theory in favor of giving you the tools to actually engage in job design.
- Look up job design on the internet and you'll find a whole lot of theories, but not a whole lot of practical application and while I could get into Taylorism and the Socio-Technical Systems Approach and Herzberg's Motivation Hygiene Theory, I'm pretty sure you're here because you just want to know how to do it. So this course provides clear guidance on how to actually do job design. To get the most out of this course, I recommend you identify one or two employees or scenarios in your own company where job design would make sense and apply what you learn to them.
Experiment there, then scale up with more employees in the future. And remember, you probably already do job design; I'm just going to help you be more strategic about it.
- What is job design?
- Principles/objectives of job design
- Analyzing existing jobs
- Rotating employees through different jobs
- Enriching and enlarging jobs
- Writing job descriptions
- Overcoming challenges around job design