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ERIC Number: EJ797867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Experiencing Organizational Work Design: Beyond Hackman and Oldham
Fornaciari, Charles J.; Dean, Kathy Lund
Journal of Management Education, v29 n4 p631-653 2005
Standard organizational behavior survey courses usually introduce students to the "nuts and bolts" of organizational work design and models that mechanize work. This article develops an experiential exercise that simulates working conditions that can foster greater student understanding of the affective, ethical, and human aspects of work design. The exercise also offers a historical representation of work, helping students understand modern organizational interdependencies. We offer a description of the exercise and how it is run; debrief questions and typical student responses; possible applications, variations, and pitfalls; and ancillary support items including a Web site with materials available for instructor use. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A