The practice of shifting workers to different jobs at periodic intervals.
the systematic shifting of employees from one job to another
1. Assigns people to different jobs or different tasks to people on a temporary basis; 2. Periodic lateral transfers of workers among jobs involving different tasks.
a technique for training employees to be efficient in more than one specialized area
Alternation of a worker's tasks with other tasks as a means of reducing specific stresses of repetitive or physically strenuous jobs.
temporarily assigning employees to different job, or tasks to different people, on a rotating basis.
Job rotation is where workers perform a variety of different, not necessarily related jobs during their work day / shift. A good job rotation scheme will be designed to allow each worker to be exposed to a variety of physical and mental demands during the shift.
The practice of an employee periodically changing job responsibilities to provide a broader perspective and a view of the organization as a total system, to enhance motivation, and to provide cross-training.
a practice in which operators are rotated through several different assembly tasks during a shift. While two or more tasks may require repetitive motion, a different group of muscles or tendons will be worked. Job rotation is a common type of work practice control. But, it is often misused--workers get rotated into similar jobs, and so rotation has no effect.
The practice of transferring employees for temporary periods of time between varying jobs within an organization. Often used as a training and development method.
The process of shifting a person from job to job.
employees are switched to different tasks at similar skill levels every few days or weeks (one approach to job enlargement). Page 107
An approach to management development is job rotation where an individual is moved through a schedule of assignments designed to give him or her a breadth of exposure to the entire operation.