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job dimensions

1. the general categories of tasks or duties that define the nature of a particular job, such as clerical duties, receptionist duties, or decision-making responsibilities. In compiling job descriptions, it is customary to define the key dimensions of a job instead of providing an exhaustive list of all the tasks that will be required.

2. general areas of competence, personality traits, or attitudes that are thought to be essential to the performance of a job, such as ambition, attention to detail, or interpersonal skills. These attributes may be included in personnel specifications in addition to more specific skills and qualifications, such as directly related work experience or fluency in a particular language.

3. see job-characteristics model.

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June 18th 2024



n. a type of involuntary movement caused by a rapid succession of alternate muscular contractions and relaxations. Although some forms of clonus, such as hiccups, are considered normal, most such movements are abnormal; for example, clonus occurs as part of a tonic–clonic seizure. More severe forms are associated with spinal cord damage, poisoning (e.g., from strychnine), or an infection (e.g., syphilis).