Updated: Jun 18
Job satisfaction can be increased through;
Job enlargement - employer increases the variety of work and task
Job rotation - switching jobs and task periodically with other employees
Job enrichment - increasing responsibility of existing job role
Team working - groups of employees working in teams to complete work task
Through job enlargement, employees will not get bored from a repetitive task, and able to try new task that require similar skills. This would increase productivity and may open up opportunities for the employee to change roles in the future.
Job rotation will ensure that employees do not get bored from a routine task. Taking another job role will also ensure that services will not be disrupted if an existing employee leaves their job or are ill, as other employees are already familiar with their role and could take over.
Job enrichment increases the responsibility of employees existing job role, and gives them an opportunity to increase their skills. This would help prepare them for an opportunity for a promotion, while increasing productivity. However, it may also require high cost as training may be required.
Team working will ensure that employees get to share responsibility and support from their colleagues in planning, decision-making, task and idea sharing. This would help motivate employees to overcome challenges that they may not be able individually.
PAST YEAR QUESTIONS
What is meant by job enrichment (2 marks) May/June 2019/12
Identify and explain one advantage and disadvantage using job enrichment to motivate employees. (4 marks) Oct/Nov 2019/13
Do you think VXH should use job rotation or financial bonuses to increase employee motivation? (6 marks) Oct/Nov 2019/11