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The Job Characteristics Model - Motivation Theory

  1. JCM proposes that any job can be described in terms of five core dimensions.

  • Skill variety – degree to which job requires variety of different activities that require different skills and talent.

  • Task identity – degree to which job requires completion of a whole piece of work.

  • Task significance – degree to which the job has a substantial impact on the lives or work of others.

  • Autonomy – degree to which the job provides substantial freedom, independence, and discretion to the individual.

  • Feedback – degree to which the individual obtains direct and clear information about the effectiveness of performance.

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