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Topic: Job Design 


Learning Objective:

To understanding the difference between two important concepts of job design i.e job enlargement and job enrichment.


Mr. Asim owns a computer software company, which specializes in designing programs for clients. Asim's company used to call up clients, describe their product offerings, and then try to sell software to these clients that would be appropriate to their businesses. Recently he found a more effective and profitable way to do business when an accounting firm approached him which was interested to replace their outdated in use software program with a new one, designed specifically according to their working requirement.

Asim allowed his programmers to meet the client to understand their problems and requirements. For this purpose the team of programmers visited the client and made notes regarding the company needs. They also asked the software users about the type of program they would like. The team took these ideas back to the office and began working on them. They were allowed to do scheduling in their own way to complete the task within one month. The program was developed so effectively that the company purchased it. Asim intends to continue this hands-on approach.

 

Based on your analysis of the given scenario, have the programmers' jobs been enlarged or enriched? Defend your stance.

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i think its a job enrichment becoz job become more interesting and challenging one

RIGHT!!!

Job enrichment means building motivators like opportunities for achievement into the job by making it
more interesting and challenging.

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 Job enrichment:

Forming natural
work groups, combining tasks, establishing
client relationships, vertically loading the job,
and having open feedback channels may
implement Job enrichment.

Job enlargement:

Job enlargement assigns workers to additional samelevel
tasks to increase the number of tasks they
have to perform.

job enrichment because  job enlargement means increasing the scope of job quantitatively by adding up more tasks, job enrichment means improvement in the quality of job such that employees are more satisfied and fulfilled.

plz correct me if i wrong

I also agree that it is job enrichment because no extra work jhas been enforced (job enlargement) rather work efficiency has been enhanced.

Job Enlargement vs Job Enrichment
The difference between job enrichment and job enlargement is quality and quantity. Job enrichment means improvement, or an increase with the help of upgrading and development, whereas job enlargement means to add more duties, and an increased workload. By job enrichment, an employee finds satisfaction in respect to their position and personal growth potential, whereas job enlargement refers to having additional duties and responsibilities in a current job description.
Job enlargement is a vehicle employers use to put additional workload on employees, perhaps in economical downtime. Due to downsizing, an employee might feel lucky to have a job at all, despite the fact that his duties and responsibilities have increased. Another approach is that by adding more variety and enlarging the responsibilities will provide the chance of enhancement and more productivity. Job enrichment involves organizing and planning in order to gain more control over their duties and work as a manager. The execution of plans and evaluation of results motivates workers and relieves boredom. Job enlargement and job enrichment are both useful for motivating workers to perform their tasks enthusiastically.
Although job enlargement and enrichment have a relationship with each other, they also possess some distinct features that differentiate them, such as area of expansion, mutual reliance, allocation of duties and responsibilities, motivation and profundity. Job enrichment is largely dependent on job enlargement, whereas job enlargement has no such dependency. Job enlargement expands horizontally when compared to job enrichment, which expands vertically. Vertical growth of job or augmentation is helpful to obtain managerial rights.
In spite of mutual dependency, managerial duties are sanctioned, as in the case of enhancement. The employee focuses more on job depth, which does not happen in job enlargement. Job enrichment has a greater motivational impact than job enlargement.
The job enlargement theory involving horizontal expansion to increase job satisfaction and productivity is relatively simple, and applied in numerous situations. Job enrichment, when compared to job enlargement, not only includes more duties and responsibilities, but also gives the right of decision making and control.

Mra Khayal b yehi hai k Job Enrichment...

I think this is job enrichment.

Reason:- 

            Job enrichment means improvement in the quality of job
 Enrichment entails the functions of planning and organizing and enlargement involves execution of the same. Both complement each other, in that job enrichment empowers and enlargement executes.

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