The purpose of job enrichment is to make an employee’s position more satisfying. By giving employees more responsibility and variety in their jobs, it improves productivity while reducing turnover.
Majority of employees today are motivated by being appreciated for the work they do. When you trust and allow employees to have more control in planning their work and deciding how it should be accomplished, employees are more eager to complete tasks and do a good job.
Job enrichment can also challenge employees to utilize their skills beyond what is normally required. When the level of responsibility increases, it welcomes the opportunity for new skills to be developed. This sets the tone for employee growth and advancement within the workplace.
Allowing employees to attend workshops or webinars is a cost-effective way to ensure they develop new skills while enhancing skills required for their day-to-day tasks. Providing more responsibility when necessary helps drives employee engagement and overall job satisfaction.
– Lori L. Palmer, President, REB Storage Systems International