Future work design research and practice: Towards an elaborated model of work design

  title={Future work design research and practice: Towards an elaborated model of work design},
  author={Sharon K. Parker and Toby D. Wall and John L. Cordery},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology},
Developments in work design theory have not kept pace with the changes occurring in the organizational landscape. We propose a theoretical framework that specifies five categories of work design variables that span individual, group and organizational levels of analysis. Specifically, we propose an elaborated model of work design that includes: systematic consideration of antecedents of work characteristics; expansion of the traditional range of work characteristics to include aspects salient… 
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