The degree to which autonomy is defined as the “job characteristics model” depends on what you want out of your job. If you are looking for an autonomous environment in which you have control over how and when your work gets done, this article may be interesting to read.
Your Turn: How does the degree to which autonomy is defined as the “job characteristics model” depend on what you want out of your job? What would happen if it depended on how and when other people’s work gets done rather than just your own? What does this article say about maximizing one’s sense of accomplishment at work? Is that a good thing for everyone, or are there some who might not be seeking an autonomous environment in their jobs?
I’m going to start with answering these questions. The first question I answered was how do different people view autonomy. There are two types of views; those who have high self-efficacy need independence and control over their decisions while others don’t mind.