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Jeff Cohu


This article asserts that the answer to our current labor crisis may not be as challenging as it appears if management will apply an old theory (Job Characteristics Model) to our contemporary workforce challenges. The article illustrates the key dimensions of the model and provides specific leadership recommendations for applying the JCM model to our current employment environment. Finally, the article also asserts that a new employee-centric style of leadership that requires a shift in leadership values and mindset is necessary to address the labor shortage and that JCM is a useful tool to facilitate that transition.

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