Category: Job Design

gamification in the workplace

What is Gamification and How Can It Improve Organizational Effectiveness?

Playing games or going to work, which is more fun? Okay, that was an easy one, but what if we could make work seem a little like a game? That would probably make work a little more fun, right? This process is called gamification, and researchers are discovering more about how we can use it to motivate employees to feel enthusiastic about going to work.

Maximizing the Benefits of Autonomy in Teams

Topic: Job Design, Teams, Performance
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: The impact of autonomy and task uncertainty on team performance: A longitudinal field study (FEB 2010)
Author: J. L. Cordery, D. Morrison, B. M. Wright, & T. D. Wall
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Creating “I-Deal” Jobs … Do Individual Redesign Negotiations Work?

Topic: Job Design, Employee Satisfaction
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: Beyond top-down and bottom-up work redesign: Customizing job content through idiosyncratic deals (FEB 2010)
Author: S. Hornung, D. M. Rousseau, J. Glaser, P. Angerer, M. Weigl
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Knowledge is Power: What Makes Employees Share It?

Topic: Job Design, Motivation Publication: Human Resource Management (NOV/DEC 2009) Article: Encouraging knowledge sharing among employees: How job design matters Authors: N.J. Foss, D.B. Minbaeva, T. Pedersen, and M. Reinholt Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger It’s no secret that knowledge sharing among employees is an absolute necessity for many organizations.  So