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:

  1. Job design follows the fundamentals of scope, depth, and specialization of the job in relation to job characteristics and the motivation matrix.
  2. Job simplification, rotation, enlargement, and enrichment are used in order to reach a higher organizational level and increase productivity.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


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