ERIC Number: ED109350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
On the Coming Demise of Job Enrichment. Technical Report No. 9.
Hackman, J. Richard
Job enrichment rapidly is becoming one of the most widely used behavioral science strategies for organizational change. And there is scattered but compelling evidence that, under certain conditions, the technique can lead simultaneously to both improved productivity and an increase in the quality of employee work experiences. Yet observations of on-going job enrichment projects in a number of organizations suggest that the approach is failing in practice at least as often as it is succeeding--and that its future as a strategy for personal and organizational change may be bleak. The report (1) explores a number of frequently-observed errors in implementing job enrichment that can lead to "failures" of the technique, and (2) identifies a number of ingredients found to be common to most of the "successful" job enrichment projects that were observed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Organizational Effectiveness Research Program.; Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Dept. of Administrative Sciences.