OB - Chapter 5
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A reward program in which a portion of an employee's pay is based on some indiviuals and/or organizational measure of performance.
Piece rate pay plan
An individual-based incentive plan in which employees are paid a fized sum for each unit of production completed
Merit-based pay plan
An invidual-based incentive plan based on performance appraisal ratings.
An individual-based incentive plan that rewards employees for recent performance rather than historical performance.
An individual-based incentive plan that sets pay levels on the basis of how many skills employees have or how many jobs the can do.
A group based incentive plan in which improvements in group productivity determine the total amount of money to be shared
An organization-wide incentive plan in which the employer shares profits with employees based on a predetermined formula
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
A company-established benefit plan in which employees acquire stock as part of their benefits.
A benefits plan that allows each employee to put together a benefits package individually tailored to his or her own needs.
How tasks are assigned to and from a job
The periodic shifting of an employee from one task to the other
The horizontal expansion of jobs
Job Characteristics model (JCM)
A model that indentifies 5 core job dimensions and their relationship to personal and work outcome
The vertical expansion of jobs
The degree to which the job required a variety of different activities
The degree to which the job requires completition of a whole and identifiable piece of work.
The degree to which the job has substantial impact on the lives or work of other people
The degree to which the job provides substantial freedom, independence, and discretion to the individual in scheduling the work and determining the procedures to be used in carrying it out.
The degree to which carrying out the work activities required by the job results in the individual obtaining direct and clear information about the effectiveness of his or her performance.
Motivation Potential Score
A predictive index suggesting motivation potential in a job
A four day week with employees working 10 hours a day or 9 days of work over two weeks
An arragement where employees work during common core period each day but can form their total workday from a flexible set of hours outside the core
The practice ofg having two or more people split a 40 hour a week job
An arrangement where employees do their work at home on a computer that is linked to their office.
OB - Chapter 5