Job Design
Submission deadline: 2024-06-30
Section Collection Editors

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Dear Colleagues,


You are welcome to this section on job design. Job design is a scientific topic that intrigues the mind. In the last 70years, job design has atracted much research than other topics in human resource management, industrial and organzational  psychology.  Fields including enginnering, sociology, artificial intelligence and machine design have beenefited from this research. Job dsign is defined as  the specification of the contents, methods and relationships of jobs in order to satisfy technological and organizational requirements as well as the social and personal requirements of the job holder.  Job design has two objectives namely to satisfy the requirements of the organizations for productivity, operational efficiency and quality of product/ service and to satisfy the needs of the individual for interest, challenge and accomplishment.


Job design is important for organisation and individual workers.  It is a guide workers will follow when performing their jobs. It helps t understand workers their responsibilities and expectations.


Resarch in this field has focused on the process, methods theories of job dsign including the job characteristics mdel of Hackman and Oldham (1975). Job characteristic model is one the most tested and applied models in psychology. The Job Characteristics Model considers 5 characteristics namely: (1) skill variety, (2) task identity, (3) task significance, (4) autonomy, and (5) feedback. The other models are the sociotechncal model, job enrichment, job rotation, job enlargement, and job enrichment. Where followed these theoes have increased job motivation and satisfacion and perofrmance of workers.  Organisations have ripped benefits in the orgfanisational perormance area.


Overall, job design research is focused on understanding how the design of work can create positive work experiences, foster employee well-being, and contribute to organizational success in a rapidly evolving work environment. It aims to provide practical insights and recommendations for organizations to optimize job design practices and create fulfilling work environments for their employees.


In recent research trends, job design has gained considerable attention due to its potential to enhance various aspects of work and organizational outcomes. Therefore, it is important to collect studies in the field of job design, especially focusing on (but not limited to): meaningful work, job crafting, flexible work arrangements, the integration of technology and automation in the workplace, and sustainable work.

Theorists are talking about the future of job design including job crafting. Many studies continue to examine how to best design jobs to enhance employees’ well-being and work effectiveness. Future reseach will focus on  the effects of new work arrangements on the design of jobs, generational differences and reactions to job design, cultural differences and job design, and the impact of job design on organizational structures and employees’ personal characteristics. We are looking foward to recieiving you manuscripts.

Dr. Peter Baguma

Dr. Mujiya Ulkhaq

Section editor


Job Design; Processes of Job Design; Models and Theories of Job Design; Factors Affecting Job Design; Job Crafting; Benefits of Job Design and the Future of Job Design; Artificial Intelligence; Human Machine Interaction; Cognitive Ergonomics

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