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job enlargement

the expansion of the responsibilities associated with a particular job. In horizontal job enlargement (or horizontal loading), the employee is required to perform a greater number and variety of subtasks of the same level of complexity as his or her existing duties; in vertical job enlargement (or vertical loading), he or she is required to perform more complex tasks and to assume increased responsibility and autonomy.

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Psychology term of the day

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).