Definition of Job Enlargement

Job enlargement is the addition of new activities within the same level of a job. Job enlargement offers additional tasks to a person that already exists on the same level within an organization. This is also known as the horizontal expansion of job activities. Instead of doing repeated same boredom tasks, this allows employees to learn new skills and stay motivated which can improve their work efficiency.


This approach motivates the worker by reversing the process of specialization. To provide job enlargement, employees' skills are upgraded with new skills through training and motivation to understand how each field of work operates.

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