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Impact of technology on job designJob designjob design includes the assignment of goals and tasks to be accomplished by employees Managers may consciously change job design to improve productivity or worker motivationfor example when workers are involved in performing boring repetitive tasks managers may introduce job roationhowever managers may also unconsciously influence job design through the introduction of new technologies which can change how jobs are done and the very nature of jobsthe common theme of new technologies in the workplace is that they in some way substitute machinery for human labor in transforming inputs into outputsin addition to actually replacing human workers technology may have serval different effects on the human jobs that remainresearch has indicated that mass production technologies tend to produce job simplification which means that the variety and difficulty of tasks are reduced fewer errors but more boringmore advanved technology on the other hand tends to casue job enrichment meaning that job provides greater responsibility recognition and opprotunities for growth and development
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