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The Evaluation of Job Redesign Processes

Steven F. Cronshaw & Sidney A. Fine

Job redesign is a process of achieving or restoring balance to an unbalanced situation in a work organization. It is an attempt to restore a wholeness and productivity to a work organization that is or has become incomplete, broken, and unhealthy. Considered from this point of view, job redesign is a natural undertaking akin to healing, which gives dynamic and productive life to a work organization. The question we explore in this chapter is: How does program evaluation enable this healing process of job redesign? Job redesign is often thought of as a management-initiated intervention conceived and implemented top-down through the management hierarchy. This perspective on job redesign, while common in management circles, is inaccurate. Actually, it can be said that all job assignments undergo natural and spontaneous redesign initiated and carried out by the workers performing these assignments . The phenomenon was recently extensively elaborated upon by Wrzesniewski and ...

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