Throughout this chapter, a look into how an organization uses job design as a motivating tool for employees was discussed. In addition, how leaders substantiate a positive space in the external environment and their internal environment through the use of corporate culture was explored.
A review of this chapter’s major conclusions, include:
- Job design follows the fundamentals of scope, depth, and specialization of the job in relation to job characteristics and the motivation matrix.
- Job simplification, rotation, enlargement, and enrichment are used in order to reach a higher organizational level and increase productivity.
- Future organizations will need to relate more to the outside world by understanding the interdisciplinary world of economic, technological, government, socio-cultural, and natural forces.
- Corporate culture focuses on the values of an organization, and within learning organizations the concept of autonomy is important for a positive corporate culture.
These concepts of job design can be used in the next chapter on decision-making. When discussing how leaders make decisions within an organization, the factors of working in an external environment and corporate culture help to develop a framework for the most effective decisions that take place in organizations.