Business AS Level


3.6.3 Making human resource decisions: improving organisational design and managing the human resource flow

Influences on job design:

  • size of business
  • skills of employee
  • organisational structure

Hackman & Oldeham's Model:

  • based on the belief that the task itself is vital for employee motivation
  • suggested that there are five job characteristics that can be studied to help predict job satisfaction; skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy, job feedback

Influences on organisational design:

  • authority- who is in charge
  • span of control- how many people someone is in control of
  • hierarchy- ranking according to authority
  • delegation- passing down responsibility
  • centralisation- single authority in charge
  • decentralisation- the transfer of authority from single to local

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