Human Resource Management Study Set 4

Business

Quiz 4 :
Analyzing Work and Designing Jobs

Quiz 4 :
Analyzing Work and Designing Jobs

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Through the process of work flow design,managers analyze the tasks needed to produce a product or service.
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Explanation: Through the process of work flow design, managers analyze the tasks needed to produce a product or service. With this information, they assign these tasks to specific jobs and positions.

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Work processes are the activities that a work unit's members engage in to produce a given output.
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Explanation: Work processes are the activities that a work unit's members engage in to produce a given output. They are described in terms of operating procedures for every task performed by each employee at each stage of a process.

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Jobs that involve teamwork or broad responsibility tend to require a structure based on functions.
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Explanation: If an organization's structure is strongly based on function, workers tend to have low authority and to work alone at highly specialized jobs. Jobs that involve teamwork or broad responsibility tend to require a structure based on divisions other than functions.

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Job analysis can only be performed by certified external analysts of the U.S.Department of Labor.
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The tasks,duties,and responsibilities (TDRs)of a job are non-observable actions.
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All job descriptions within an organization should follow the same format.
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In a job specification,a skill refers to a general enduring capability that an individual possesses.
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Incumbents are the best source of information for a job analysis.
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The Occupational Information Network relies on fixed job titles and narrow task descriptions to describe the occupational requirements.
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The Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ)is meant to be completed by job incumbents.
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The Fleishman Job Analysis System asks subject-matter experts to evaluate a job in terms of the abilities required to perform the job.
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The expanded use of "project-based" organizational structures has reduced the need for analysis of work flows.
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Jobs that have survived the downsizing of recession tend to have a narrower scope of responsibilities coupled with increased supervision.
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Job design is the process of defining how work will be performed and what tasks will be required in a given job.
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Applying industrial engineering to a job essentially increases its complexity.
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Industrial engineering provides the best way to motivate employees by adding meaning to their jobs.
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In the Job Characteristics Model,task significance defines the degree to which a job requires completing a "whole" piece of work from beginning to end.
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Job extension refers to empowering workers by adding more decision-making authority to their jobs.
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According to Herzberg's two-factor theory,individuals are motivated more by the extrinsic aspects of work when compared to the intrinsic rewards.
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Job sharing is a work option in which several relatively simple jobs are combined to form a job with a wider range of tasks.
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