Difference between Job Enlargement and Job Enrichment | Human Resource Management

Difference between Job Enlargement and Job Enrichment
Methods of Job Design | Human Resource Management
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Basis Job Enlargement Job Enrichment
Definition Job enlargement is a method of job design through which management  increases the scope of a job through extending the range of its job duties and responsibilities generally within the same level and periphery. Job enrichment is a method of job desigh through which management can motivate self-driven employees by assigning them additional responsibility normally reserved for higher level employees.
Dependancy Job enlargement is not dependent on enrichment. Job enrichment is dependent on job enlargement.
Objective The main objective of Job enlargement is to decrease the boredom in performing a redundant task. The main objective of job enrichment is to make the job more challenging, interesting and creative.
Outcome  The outcome of job enlargement may or may not be positive. The outcome of job enrichment is generally positive.
Additional Skill and Supervision Job enlargement method does not require much additional skills in employees and supervision for employees is more. Job enrichment method  require much additional skills in employees and supervision for employees is less.
Restructuring Technique Job enlargement is  a horizontal restructuring technique where the focus is merely increasing the number of assignments but does not change the overall authority, autonomy, and control of the projects. Job enrichment is a vertical job restructuring technique where the focus is on giving the employee more authority, independence, and control over the manner the activity is completed.

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