JOB DIAGNOSTIC SURVEY - A QUIK JOB SATISFACTION ANALYSIS Number of questions:: 15 Type of questions:: multiple choice Minimum Score

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A QUIK SURVEY
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This survey s based on the classic Job Diagnostic Survey for Job Satisfaction by J.R. Hackman and G.R. Oldham Please try and answer each question quickly and spontaneously without putting in too much thought. The information provided may not be as full as you would like but please try to answer the questions as best you can. Try to be as truthful and accurate as you can, based on your experience. Don't select a response just because it seems to be the right thing to say. Do your best to judge your current job situation honestly. The closer your answers are to your true appraisial of these dimensions, the more useful and accurate your results will be. Please describe your present job as objectively as you can. Click the description that best reflects your evaluation of the job.

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IS YOUR CURRENT JOB/EMPLOYMENT/WORK PROVIDING YOU SATISFACTION?
Job satisfaction is an emotional reaction to an employee's work situation. This can be defined as an overall impression about one's job in terms of specific aspects of the job (e.g., compensation, autonomy, colleagues) and it can be connected with specific results, such as productivity. Job satisfaction is crucial to the pursuit of happiness and well-being. Herzberg (1959; 1966) developed two-factor theory of job satisfaction: "motivation" and "hygiene". According to Herzberg's theory, if handled properly, hygiene issues cannot motivate workers but can minimize dissatisfaction. Hygiene factors include company policies, supervision, salary, interpersonal relations and working conditions. They are variables related to the worker's environment. By contrast, a worker's job satisfaction is influenced by factors associated with the work itself or by outcomes directly derived from it such as the nature of their jobs, achievement in the work, promotion opportunities, and chances for personal growth and recognition. Because such factors were associated with high levels of job satisfaction, Herzberg, a major researcher, referred to them as "motivation factors". -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------From Hackman, J.R. and Oldham, G.R. 1976. Motivation Through the Design of Work:Test of Theory. Organizational Behaviour and Human Performance :: Hackman and Oldham (1975) proposed five "core" dimensions for evaluating the immediate work environment constituting the Job Diagnostic Survey JDS. These core dimensions turned out to be associated significantly with job satisfaction and a high sense of workers' motivation. That is, the work environment source consisted of five dimensions, namely those of skill variety, task identity, ask significance, autonomy and feedback. Hackman and Oldham's model proposes that attention to five job design characteristics (skill

variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy and feedback) produce three critical psychological states (experienced meaningfulness of the work, experienced responsibility for outcomes of the work, and knowledge of the actual results of the work activities) which increase the likelihood of positive personal and work outcomes, especially from employees with a high growth-need strength, including: high internal work motivation, high quality performance, high satisfaction with the work, and low absenteeism and turnover. The most important characteristic that receives huge attention in Hackman and Oldham's study is the meaningfulness of the work that means to what extent the individual perceives the work as significant and important. Job meaningfulness can be defined as the product of three dimensions: skill variety (activities that challenge skills and abilities); task identity (the extent to which the job requires completion of a "whole", identifiable peace of work); task significance (how substantially the job has impacts on other people's lives. Feedback to staff, the final characteristic of Hackman and Oldham's Job Characteristics Model, has been greatly improved at many hospitality institutions but is often lacking in many of the smaller food service only organizations like clubs and restaurants. The value of this characteristic should not be discarded as simple steps like weekly, monthly and yearly sales, covers, earnings results summaries have great universal employee appeal. Another simple feedback tool is the establishment of an annual award to the employee or unit of the year. In addition, letters received from customers can be copied and circulated to the team responsible for service delivery. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------HACKMAN & OLDHAM'S FIVE DIMENSIONS OF MOTIVATING POTENTIAL :: Hackman and Oldham (1975) broke "The job itself" into five dimensions. They say that any given job can be analyzed, utilizing these five dimensions for its motivating potential. The job can then be redesigned to eliminate what is bothering the workers. Listed below are the five dimensions of motivating potential: Skill variety - Doing different things; using different valued skills, abilities, and talents. - The degree to which a job requires a variety of challenging skills and abilities. Task identity - Doing a complete job from beginning to end, the whole job rather than bits and pieces. - The degree to which a job requires completion of a whole and identifiable piece of work. Task significance - The degree of meaningful impact the job has on others; the importance of the job. - The degree to which the job has a perceivable impact on the lives of others, either within the organization or the world at large. Autonomy - Freedom to do the work as one sees fit; discretion in scheduling, decision-making, and means for accomplishing a job. - The degree to which the job gives the worker freedom and independence in scheduling work and determining how the work will be carried out.

Feedback - Clear and direct information about job outcomes or performance. - The degree to which the worker gets information about the effectiveness of his or her efforts, either directly from the work itself or from others. ADDITIONALLY Motivation Potential Score (MPS) - Motivation Potential Score (MPS), is the SUMMARY of Hackman and Oldham's Job Characteristics Model. MPS measures the overall motivating potential of a job, or JOB SATISFACTION. MPS identifies the dimensions most in need of redesign. - It is calculated by taking the AVERAGE of skill variety plus task identit plus task significance and then multiplying that AVERAGE by autonomy and feedback. another way to express it is: MPS = Meaningfulness of work X autonomy X feedback.
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1. My job provides a lot of variety Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree 2. My job allows me the opportunity to complete the work I start. Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree

Agree Strongly Agree 3. My job is one that may affect a lot of other people by how well the work is

performed.

Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree 4. My job lets me be left on my own to do my own work. Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree

5. My job by itself provides feedback on how well I am performing as I am

working.
Strongly Disagree Disagree

Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree

6. While perfoming my job I get the opportunity to work on many interesting

projects.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree 7. My job is arranged so that I have a chance and the ability to talk with

customers/clients/end users.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree

8. My job has the ability to influence decisions that significantly affect the

organization.

Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree

9. My job provides me the opportunity of self-directed flexibility of work hours. Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree

10. My job provides me with the opportunity to both communicate with my

supervisor and to receive recognition from them as well.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided

Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree

11. My job gives me the opportunity to use many new technologies. Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree 12. My job is arranged so that I have an understanding of how it relates to the

business mission.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree 13. My job influences day-to-day company success. Strongly Disagree Disagree

Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree

14. I am able to act independently of my supervisor in performing my job

function.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree 15. I receive feedback from my co-workers about my performance on the job. Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Disagree Undecided Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree

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