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Job depth

Definition (1):

Job depth, which is the degree of control employees have over their work. In other words, employees are empowered to assume some of the tasks typically done by their managers.

Definition (2):

Job depth is the capability of an individual to control her/his work environment. Generally, the more self-direction an individual has, the greater is her/his job depth. It means an individual with this depth can set her/his own hours to complete tasks, decide which tasks to perform every day, and the like. A manager can have this depth, but difficult or unexpected situations on management like handling employee misconduct or an irritating client can decrease the level of depth.

Definition (3):

“The influence of an employee in his work environment such as decision making and accountability.” Higher management posts have more job depths because it includes decision making and more discretion on the way a job is performed. This depth encourages employees to do the work more efficiently and effectively and increases their interest in the job. It gives the employees a sense of belongingness to the organization.

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