- Do you think the specialization principle in job design applies only to blue collar jobs? Why or why not? How might the principle apply to higher level jobs such as managers or knowledge workers?
2. Provide examples of specific knowledge of particular circumstances in a job you held. Give examples of knowledge or information that was important to your work, but would be costly for you to communicate clearly to your boss. Did your employer allow you to make decisions that required that information? Why or why not? (If you have never held a job, you may think of a volunteer position, or you may answer based on a hypothetical job.)
3. How is the University of Iowa organized? (In terms of the four structures outlined in chapter 6.) Explain how this reflects the principles of organizational structure discussed in this chapter.
4. Imagine you are the principal of an elementary school. Your teachers seem burned out and merely going through the motions of teaching every day. You believe your school’s students will do better if their teachers are motivated. Using the principles of job enrichment discussed in lecture, what changes might you make to the job design to increase their intrinsic motivation?
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