Using Job Rotation to Improve Productivity Research Paper by Professor Victor Verb

Using Job Rotation to Improve Productivity
An examination of the problems inherent with no job rotation opportunities.
# 60204 | 3,291 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Aug 14, 2005 in Business (Companies) , Business (Applied Operations) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper provides a review of the relevant literature to determine what job rotation is and how it can be used to improve productivity at the author's workplace; a summary of the research and recommendations are provided in the conclusion.
Review and Discussion
a. Selection of New Hires
b. Placement on the Job
c. Job Mastery
d. Measuring and Rewarding Performance
e. Adherence to Important Values
f. Reinforcing the Stories and Folklore
g. Recognition and Promotion
Alternatives to Solve the Problem
Conclusion and Recommendations
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"The problem of the loss of employee morale and productivity on the job has been of increasing concern in recent years. There are some tools available to help companies cope with these changes though, including designing work space with productivity in mind, providing cross-training opportunities through job rotation, increasing the number and type of tasks for workers (termed "job enlargement") and the expansion of self-management responsibilities for workers (termed "job enrichment"). All of these efforts are actually focused on developing improved methods of communicating goals, accomplishing tasks, and providing feedback from the people who are doing the work. Progressive industrial organizations strive to improve these aspects of the workplace in many ways, such as by using job rotation and educational programs to diversify employees' experience and to acquaint them with various aspects of the manufacturing process. This can provide each employee with a concept of the "big picture" in which the company competes as well as the importance of each employee's specific function within that task. "

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