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Is a traditional incentive, in which employees are allowed to leave work as soon as they have completed their task in hand. Under this arrangement, there is no set length to the working day and employees can shorten their working time by completing tasks more rapidly. An occupation where job-and-finish has traditionally operated in Britain is refuse collection, with refuse collectors (traditionally known as ‘bin-men’) leaving work as soon as they had completed their round. Job-and-finish is often very popular with workers who can use it to maximize free time or work in a second job. Like any incentive scheme, however, it may suffer from degeneration with workers producing poor-quality work or failing to complete tasks before walking off the job.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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