Job Crafting Exercise
University of Michigan
posted on 01/29/2010
Job Crafting Exercise
Job Crafting Exercise™
The Job Crafting Exercise™ is a hands-on exercise that helps you optimize the design of your job so it is more fulfilling and engaging. Using your values, strengths, and passions, this interactive tool guides you in creating a visual plan that will allow you to view your job as a flexible set of building blocks instead of a fixed list of duties.
The JCE™ captures the active changes employees make to their own job designs in ways that can bring about numerous positive outcomes, including engagement, job satisfaction, resilience, and thriving. The following briefing introduces the core ideas of job crafting theory for management students by defining it, describing why it is important, summarizing key research findings, and exploring what it means for employees, managers, and organizations. Download What is Job Crafting and Why Does it Matter (132K PDF).
To request a teaching note for the Job Crafting Exercise™, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase the Job Crafting Exercise™, please select your purchase type under "License this Technology" to the right.
Standard Purchase: $34.95 plus shipping*
Academic and Non-Profit Purchase: $17.95 plus shipping*
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The Job Crafting Exercise™ (JCE™) is a workbook with a visual and creative nature that enables people to ask and answer a number of questions about their jobs in a clear, concise, and enjoyable way. Possible uses of the JCE™ include:
• Group Workshops: Organizations invite employees to complete the JCE™ in professional development workshops. See Two-Hour Workshop Outline.
• Classroom Teaching: Instructors use the JCE™ to expose students to job crafting theory and teach students how employees can and do actively redesign and reframe their own jobs, providing a complementary perspective to traditional, top-down views of job design.
• One-on-One Coaching: Coaches use the JCE™ to guide clients through the process of crafting their roles and tasks to be more meaningful and engaging
• Self-development: Individuals use the JCE™ to discover ways they can craft their jobs to be more meaningful.
- One workbook required per participant.
The Center for Positive Organizations
The Center for Positive Organizations is dedicated to inspiring and enabling leaders to build high-performing organizations that bring out the best in people. Positive organizations empower leaders at all levels to create positive work environments, improving the culture of their workplace and helping them discover what is possible with their employees and within their organizations. Our mission is to inspire and enable leaders to build high-performing organizations that bring out the best in people. We are a catalyst for the creation and growth of positive organizations.
Our scholars have developed the Job Crafting Exercise ™ and other tools to help reveal and nurture the highest level of human potential.
For more information about the Center and other available tools, please visit http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu.
File Number: 4074
Web site: http://www.jobcrafting.org
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