Consider the following statements relating to operations challenges and the area of job design. Which one of the following statements is incorrect? (a) With respect to globalisation, an issue to consider in the area of job design could be the cost of labour. (b) With respect to corporate social responsibility, an issue to consider in the area of job design could be staff safety. (c) With respect to environmental considerations, an issue to consider in the area of job design could be the selection of appropriate working hours. (d) With respect to technology, an issue to consider in the area of job design could be the use of communication technology to work away from the work location. (e) With respect to knowledge management, an issue to consider m the area of job design could be the anthropometric requirements to perform jobs. 1 (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5 (e)
Anthropometric requirements consist of studying the data regarding worker’s body dimensions, ranges of motions for body extremities, and muscle strength capabilities for designing jobs.
Thus, the statement e is wrong, as the anthropometric requirements are not related to knowledge requirement consideration for the job design.
ANS: 5 (e)