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Motivation and Job Design in the New World of Work

Yitzhak Fried, Ariel S. Levi and Gregory Laurence

in The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199234738
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199234738.003.0025

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Motivation and Job Design in the New World of Work

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The area of job design has generated substantial theoretical and empirical interest in the twentieth century as a key contributor to individual motivation and performance at work. A key conclusion from the job design literature is the need to take into account the changing contingencies in the work environment, in order to more fully understand the effect of job design in this changing environment. Although job design has been shown to have an important effect on employee motivation, attitudes, and behavior, the rapid and dramatic changes in the work environment during the latter decades of the twentieth century raise a timely question about the role of job design in the twenty-first century, which this article discusses.

Keywords: job design; work environment; motivation; attitudes; behavior

Article.  11726 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Human Resource Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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