Job Enlargement and Job Enrichment
Job enlargement involves broadening the scope and breadth of a job by expanding the number of different tasks to be performed. For example, an assembly line worker could be tasked with a number of different responsibilities. Job enrichment is increasing the depth of a job by adding responsibility for planning, organizing, controlling, and leading. An example of job enrichment is giving an employee more flexibility to perform the job as needed. A new trend that is becoming more prevalent is the concept of empowering employees in the workforce.
After doing some research, discuss how empowerment relates to job enlargement and job enrichment. Discuss any experiences you have had with job enlargement and/or job enrichment and the impact it had on your organizational commitment and job performance levels. Lastly, as an HR professional, when and how will you recommend job enlargement and job enrichment for your employees?
Your paper should be short (2-3 pages, not including the cover sheet, references, and assessment sheet) and to the point. You are expected to deal with these issues in an integrated fashion, rather than treating them as a series of individual questions to be answered one by one and left at that.