Well-designed work should include:
Employees should be provided with clear
information about the structure, purpose and
practices of the organization.
Appropriate selection, Each employee's skills, knowledge and abilities
training and staff
should be matched as much as possible to the
needs of each job.
Candidates for each job should be assessed against
that job's requirements.
Where necessary, suitable training should be
Effective supervision and guidance is important and
can help protect staff from stress.
A job description will depend on an understanding
of the policy, objectives and strategy of the
organization, on the purpose and organization of
work and on the way performance will be
It is important that an employee's manager and
have to be clear
other key staff are aware of the relevant details of
the job and make sure that demands are
The better employees understand their job, the
more they will be able to direct the appropriate
efforts towards doing it well.
Managers should talk to their staff, listen to them
and make it clear that they have been heard.
Communication of work expectations should be
comprehensible, consistent with the job description
Commitments made to staff should be clear and
should be kept.
A reasonable level of socializing and teamwork is
often productive as it can help increase commitment
to work and to the work group.