Extending the Reach of Job Design Theory: Going Beyond the Job Characteristics Model

Sharon Parker, S. Ohly

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Extending the reach of job design theory: Going beyond the job characteristics model I get fed up sometimes, you know, but you just have to put up with that, and I just carry on, me, just plod on … You get into work, you get that feeling that you just keep coming everyday, and you think, ‘Oh, clock in, do my job, clock out, and that's it like’, … that's what I'm paid to do anyway (Production operator; Parker, 1994). Because you know you work hard for a piece of work, to plan for the work, to carry out the work, and at the end you feel this great sense of achievement that it has been down to you (Portfolio worker cited in Clinton et al., in press: 187) These quotes show two very different reactions to work. The first employee expressed meaninglessness and lack of intrinsic motivation, whereas the ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sage Handbook of Human Resource Management
EditorsAdrian Wilkinson, Nicolas Bacon, Tom Redman, Scott Snell
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN (Electronic)9780857021496
ISBN (Print)9781412928298
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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