Analysis Of Elizabeth Layman 's Job Redesign For Expanded Him Functions

915 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
In my analysis of Elizabeth Layman’s “Job Redesign for Expanded HIM Functions”, I will show how the principles of goal setting were applied by way of “The Goal Setting Theory”. I will show how the principles of job enrichment were applied in this case and what their outcomes were on motivation and communication in the HIS departments as well. The most tried and true “motivation theory” is the “Goal Setting Theory”. It is a theory of motivation that says setting goals is related to better work performance and overall improvements. It puts a plan into action because a plan is prepared. Setting goals is directly related to performance improvements. Setting goals (within an organization) is paramount for success because it sets a fire under people to think outside the proverbial box, offer a challenge, give direction and it energizes them.
The principles of Goal Setting were applied the SMART way in Layman’s paper. SMART is an acronym that stands for “specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely”. Her analysis of the Health Information Services (HIS) Departments revealed that the environment was chaotic for workers. The present conditions and expectations, the technology and workload was constantly changing and piling up. Her plan was to enable workers to work smarter- not harder because there was a need for improvements in performance that the present environment and job designs did not provide for. The goal was to implement a short term solution…

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