ADM 2337 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Job Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Job Design

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Job: a group of related activities and duties. Position: the different duties and responsibilities performed by only one employee. Job family: a group of individual jobs with similar characteristics. Job specification: a statement of the needed knowledge, skills, and abilities of the person who is to perform the job. Job description: a statement of the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of a job to be performed. Job analysis: the process of obtaining information about jobs by determining the duties, tasks, or activities of jobs. The ultimate purpose of job analysis is to improve organizational performance and productivity. Gathering job information can be done through several ways. The information must be accurate to accomplish its intended purpose; employees might exaggerate the difficulty of their job to boost their ego and paycheque. Position analysis questionnaire: covers 194 different tasks that, by means of five-point scale, seeks to determine the degree to which different tasks are involved in performing a particular job.

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