ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Non Financial Motivation: Job Rotation
- Is when workers are moved from job to job or station to station
- Job rotation- can be defined as the practice of moving employees between different tasks to promote experience and variety.
- There are several reasons why this is done:
- In order to prevent boredom and workplace alienation
- In order to expose the employee to various work experiences
- It is also used as a form of on-the-job training as it
- Allows workers to gain various skills as they are rotated
- All this enhances a worker’s job satisfaction
- Job satisfaction– is contentment (or lack of it) arising out of interplay of employee’s positive and negative feelings toward his or her work.
- One of the advantages of job rotation is that it serves a dual purpose i.e.
- It motivates and trains workers at the same time
- Working on a variety of tasks and in a variety of positions stimulates workers
- Job rotation also results in a versatile (multi skilled) workforce thus preventing worker shortages
- Some of the disadvantages of job rotation are:
- It works limiting authority and responsibility difficult
- It goes against the unit of command principles
- A lot of time is wasted in getting workers to become familiar with their new tasks, stations and responsibilities
- Employees may become stressed when forced to move out of their areas of experience resulting in job satisfaction
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