Explore the importance of job design, job training and performance appraisal systems.

Last week, you explored the topic of job analysis. When conducting a job analysis, a manager develops a description of the duties performed in a position. However, effectively designing a position goes much further than simply listing duties. It includes building in strategies for training, review, recognition, and clear direction and responsibilities. Part of the role of the human resource manager is to design jobs in such a way that the employee feels motivated and appreciated, resulting in a higher level of performance.

This week, you explore the importance of job design, job training, and performance appraisal systems. You explore performance development actions that contribute to supporting a diverse workforce. You also explore how organizational strategy influences each of these areas. Based on the readings for this week, consider how organizational strategy is enhanced or hindered by each of these functions.

With these thoughts in mind:

  • Select a topic from this week’s readings that interests you the most.
  • Consider a real-world situation that relates to or could be addressed utilizing primary concepts from the assigned readings.

Post by Day 4 an answer to the following questions:

  • How does this topic impact organizational strategy?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of HR approaches (job design, job training, or performance appraisal systems) related to the chosen topic?