OB - Chapter 5

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  1. Variable-pay program
    A reward program in which a portion of an employee's pay is based on some indiviuals and/or organizational measure of performance.
  2. Piece rate pay plan
    An individual-based incentive plan in which employees are paid a fized sum for each unit of production completed
  3. Merit-based pay plan
    An invidual-based incentive plan based on performance appraisal ratings.
  4. bonus
    An individual-based incentive plan that rewards employees for recent performance rather than historical performance.
  5. Skill-based pay
    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.
  6. gainsharing
    A group based incentive plan in which improvements in group productivity determine the total amount of money to be shared
  7. Profit-sharing plan
    An organization-wide incentive plan in which the employer shares profits with employees based on a predetermined formula
  8. Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    A company-established benefit plan in which employees acquire stock as part of their benefits.
  9. Flexible Benefits
    A benefits plan that allows each employee to put together a benefits package individually tailored to his or her own needs.
  10. Job Design
    How tasks are assigned to and from a job
  11. Job Rotation
    The periodic shifting of an employee from one task to the other
  12. Job enlargement
    The horizontal expansion of jobs
  13. Job Characteristics model (JCM)
    A model that indentifies 5 core job dimensions and their relationship to personal and work outcome
  14. job enrichment
    The vertical expansion of jobs
  15. Skill Variety
    The degree to which the job required a variety of different activities
  16. Task Identity
    The degree to which the job requires completition of a whole and identifiable piece of work.
  17. Task significance
    The degree to which the job has substantial impact on the lives or work of other people
  18. Autonomy
    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.
  19. Feedback
    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.
  20. Motivation Potential Score
    A predictive index suggesting motivation potential in a job
  21. Compressed workweek
    A four day week with employees working 10 hours a day or 9 days of work over two weeks
  22. Flextime
    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
  23. Job sharing
    The practice ofg having two or more people split a 40 hour a week job
  24. telecommuting
    An arrangement where employees do their work at home on a computer that is linked to their office.
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OB - Chapter 5
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