Assignment 1: Job Characteristics Model
The job characteristics model, designed by Hackman and Oldham, is based on the idea that the task itself is key to employee motivation. According to the theory, five core job characteristics should prompt three critical psychological states, which lead to many favorable personal and work outcomes. Respond to the following:
- Identify a job you know well and provide a brief summary of what the job entails (what are the daily work activities).
- Analyze the job using the Job Characteristics Model. You must use all the five core job characteristics.
- Discuss the finding. Include the “score” for each core job characteristic and discuss the related critical psychological states and personal/work outcomes.
- Suggest additional actions that might be taken to improve the motivating potential score of the job.
Support your statements with scholarly references. Write your initial response in approximately 400–500 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use scholarly references to support your work.