- Increases task variety by combining two or more tasks previously assigned to separate workers into one job.
· Tasks done immediately before or after the work performed in the original job.
· Also called Horizontal Loading – pulling prework and/or later work stages into the job.
- Increasing the scope of the job by increasing the duties and responsibilities usually within the same job level
- Job enlargement results in greater workforce flexibility
- Job enlargement reduces monotony which reduces the risk of workers getting bored of doing one task over and over
- Job enlargement is also known as horizontal expansion of job duties
- Example: Small companies do not have a lot of opportunities for workers to get a promotion therefore horizontal expansion of activities in used to engage workers in new activities
- If job enlargement is not utilized, it is very likely that the workers will eventually be bored of repeating a task and this leads to the efficiency of the work to drop.
- Job enlargement is a way of reversing the traditional method of specialization in order to keep workers motivated and to increase the efficiency of the workers.