Running head: MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES AT WORKPLACE
Motivating Employees at Workplace
MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES AT WORKPLACE
Describe the five job attributes of the job characteristics model.
Job characteristics model provides a critical focus on the fact that the task itself is a key
aspect that motivates an employee. Therefore adjusting the job is essential in achieving high level
of performance since an employee is able to understand important concepts, which define a greater
focus on key concepts, which define their responsibilities. An organization that seeks to improve
the level of employee commitment provides a crucial focus on their tasks, which are developed in
a manner where it is easier for employees to perform their duties successfully.
The five job attributes of job characteristics model include skill variety, task identity, task
significance, autonomy and feedback. Skill variety entails the ability to understand diverse
elements, which define the needed skills and talent to effectively. A job that is having variety
ensures that an employee feels being important part of the organization, which is important in
improving their morale. Task identity involves the ability to relate with the task developed within
the organization. Having a clear outline that are easily identified. Identification of tasks help an
employee to concentrate on the specified roles (Ncube & Samuel, 2014).
Task significance is defines how a given task has an influence on an employee as well as
the organization. Employee are able to effective improve their level of motivation when they have
an understanding that tasks were essential in improving key concepts with the organization as well
as individual development. Autonomy focuses on employee freedom. Employee are highly
motivated when they have tasks where they are accorded certain level of freedom.
Jobs that have high level of autonomy have a higher level of employee commitment.
Feedback focuses on communication based on employee performance. Acknowledging the work
done by an employee is crucial in...