Interdisciplinary Examination of the Costs and Benefits of Enlarged Jobs : A Job Design Quasi-Experiment

  title={Interdisciplinary Examination of the Costs and Benefits of Enlarged Jobs : A Job Design Quasi-Experiment},
  author={Michael A. Campion and LAURELLA MCCLELLAND}
Costs and benefits of job enlargement were examined in an interdisciplinary framework (Campion, 1988, 1989; Campion & Thayer, 1985). A quasi experiment was conducted with multiple comparison groups, dependent variables, and replications in a financial services organization. Enlargement involved combining jobs and adding ancillary duties to jobs. Data on 11 clerical jobs were collected from incumbents (n = 377), managers (n = 80), and analysts (n = 90). Enlarged jobs had better motivational… CONTINUE READING

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