Examination of theory, research and applications of job and workplace design. Job design is presented from an interdisciplinary perspective focusing on how job design influences attitudes and work behavior within organizations. Exposure to diagnostic tools for measuring and evaluating jobs and the psycho-social aspects of the workplace environment, as well as the principles of work redesign. Topics include the influences on work design by innovations in information technology, modern manufacturing, virtual work arrangements and open office systems; design and support of effective work teams; reengineering and total quality management; and privacy and communication in the workplace.
Co-requisite: MG6013 or instructor's permission and Graduate Standing