Had yet another conversation the other day about JD and work effectiveness. My points:
- JD goes against work effectiveness.
- JD limits empoloyees’ innovation and engagement.
- Employees feel forbidden to take responsibilities/tasks other than these included in their JD.
- JD is just another corporate regulation which becomes a legal document that draws the State’s attention.
- JD limits the amount of authentic work in the workday.
- JD prevents proper time management.
- JD "encourages" to deal with unimportant minutiae (work imitation).
- JD is a static document that does not fit the changing work environment.
- The company loses bottom-up control mechanisms by introducing JDs ("not my responsibility" paradigm).
- JD prevents creating the horizontal relationships and networks.
So, what matters?
Virtues, attitudes, values, competences, skills.