Cost: $100

In this 0.5 credit hour badge, students will learn about job design, common approaches to job design, and job analysis. The course material will provide new approaches to designing job characteristics to support organizations’ strategic objectives and employees’ work-life balance. Activities in the badge will engage students in creating job descriptions as an effective way to communicate employees’ roles.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the badge students will be able to:

  • Define job design.
  • Identify common approaches to job design.
  • Design job characteristics to support organizations’ strategic objectives.
  • Discuss how work design is linked to work–life balancing efforts.
  • Define the importance of job descriptions and discuss the key elements of effective job descriptions and specifications.
  • Create job descriptions and specifications.

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Credit Criteria

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria


Gergana (Gery) Markova, Ph.D.

Bio: Gery earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Management for the University of Central Florida in 2006.
Research: Workplace deviance, employee well-being, and HR practices for small business.
Sample Publications: She has published research in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Journal of Social Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Management Research, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, International Journal of Business Research and Management, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, and International Journal of Strategic Management.