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Question Description


  • Please read the case study entitled as “Job Design at Pepperdine University.” available in your textbook “Organization Development & Change” 10th edition by Cummings, T and Worley, C and answer the following questions:
  • Q.1 Describe the culture of Pepperdine University within which an individual job is enriched. Support your answer using two examples from the case study (1.25 mark) (Lo 1.5 & 3.1)
  • Q.2 Based on your understanding of the individual-level diagnosing of job designs, discuss and evaluate each of the following components for the MSOD program’s administrator as proposed by Pepperdine University:
  • Q.3 Explain why it is important for an individual job design to be congruent with the larger organization design. Support your answer using one example from this case study (1.25 marks) (Lo 1.5 & 3.1)

Assignment Question(s):

-Skill variety (0.5 mark) (Lo 2.5)

-Task identity (0.5 mark) (Lo 2.5) 

-Task significance (0.5 mark) (Lo 2.5)

-Autonomy (0.5 mark) (Lo 2.5)

-Feedback (0.5 mark) (Lo 2.5)