Hackman & Oldham’s Job Characteristics Model

skill variety
How many different skills and talents does the job require of a person? Are they asked to do a lot of different things, or is it a monotonous, repetitive job? It seems reasonable to conclude that a job that involves a variety of activities.
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task variety
Is there a clearly defined beginning, middle and end to a given task? Does a worker know what he or she is supposed to do, and when he or she is successfully completed the task? There is no better feeling at work of having completed a task successful
2 of 5
Task significance
Does the job have “a substantial impact? Will it matter to people, either within the organisation or to society? Is this job/given task meaningful? It can be pretty de-motivating at work if you feel your work has little or no "meaning" or significanc
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Autonomy
How much freedom does an individual have to accomplish his or her tasks? Does this freedom includes the ability to schedule work as well as figuring out how to get the tasks done?
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Job feedback
Is an employee kept in the loop about their performance? Are they being told when they are doing well and when they are not?
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Is there a clearly defined beginning, middle and end to a given task? Does a worker know what he or she is supposed to do, and when he or she is successfully completed the task? There is no better feeling at work of having completed a task successful

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task variety

Card 3

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Does the job have “a substantial impact? Will it matter to people, either within the organisation or to society? Is this job/given task meaningful? It can be pretty de-motivating at work if you feel your work has little or no "meaning" or significanc

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Card 4

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How much freedom does an individual have to accomplish his or her tasks? Does this freedom includes the ability to schedule work as well as figuring out how to get the tasks done?

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Card 5

Front

Is an employee kept in the loop about their performance? Are they being told when they are doing well and when they are not?

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Preview of the back of card 5

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