One Hundred Years of Work Design Research: Looking Back and Looking Forward

  title={One Hundred Years of Work Design Research: Looking Back and Looking Forward},
  author={Sharon K. Parker and Frederick P. Morgeson and Gary Johns},
  journal={Journal of Applied Psychology},
In this article we take a big picture perspective on work design research. In the first section of the paper we identify influential work design articles and use scientific mapping to identify distinct clusters of research. Pulling this material together, we identify five key work design perspectives that map onto distinct historical developments: (a) sociotechnical systems and autonomous work groups, (b) job characteristics model, (c) job demands-control model, (d) job demands-resources model… 

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