Job enrichment is a human resources strategy aimed at enhancing an employee's job by adding meaningful tasks and responsibilities, increasing autonomy, and providing opportunities for personal growth and skill development. It is designed to make a job more engaging, satisfying, and fulfilling for the employee.
Suppose a manufacturing company implements job enrichment for its assembly line workers. Instead of repetitive, monotonous tasks, they are given the opportunity to rotate through different workstations, troubleshoot equipment issues, and participate in continuous improvement initiatives. This allows employees to acquire new skills, take ownership of their work, and find greater job satisfaction.