M3d1: specialization vs. behavioral approach to job design

 Job designers must focus on four things that directly relate to the job: what, who, how, and where.

Place Order

What type of work is in the job?
Who is the person(s) selected to do the job (available skills)?
How will the work be completed (method)?
Where is the work located?

There are two schools of thought for job design—specialization and the other behavioral approach. For this discussion, respond to the following:

Explain at least one reason for the need of the specialization and behavioral approaches to job design.
Identify at least two similarities and/or differences between the specialization and behavioral approaches to job design.
Describe how methods analysis is linked to productivity improvements. Provide an example to illustrate your response.