Job Enrichment Is Not an Exploitative Technique to Make People Work Harder.

2652 Words Oct 1st, 2014 11 Pages

The essay was written to provide an overview of the topic of job enrichment and its relevancy to the modern world organizations. The job enrichment was defined as a vertical restructuring method by virtue of giving the employee additional authority, autonomy, and control over the way the job is accomplished. There were many authors who talked about this topic differently by using different viewpoints. This also contained the job enrichment related theories such as the Hackman and Oldham’s Job Characteristic Model and the Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory. Job Characteristic Model was described five core job dimensions leading to three critical psychological states, resulting in work-related outcomes. They were identified as skill
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Firstly, I would thank to my lecturer of this subject “Human Resource Management”, Mr. Treasurex Melchior for his continuous guidance from the beginning to the end, to complete this assignment successfully. It was very easy for me to work with him because of his vast experience in this industry.

Thereafter I would like to appreciate all the staff members of the Australian Technical Management Centre (ATMC) SriLanka, who provided me the necessary library facilities to find information and facilitated lectures, to gather the knowledge required to complete the assignment on time. Furthermore i would like to extend my gratitude to the University of Ballarat or currently known as the Federation University of Australia, for their commitment to provide the essential study materials online.

Finally I would like to thank my parents for their continuous support given to me throughout this entire time period. Without them i may not be able to complete the task on time with acceptable quality.


Job enrichment is a concept that deals with the vertical expansion of the job roles of the employees in an organization, in order to increase the employee responsibility, job satisfaction and employee motivation. Job enrichment concepts were well supported by the relevant theories, which can be found under HRM

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