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  • Jawboning

    The use of verbal encouragement or discouragement by political and economic leaders to achieve a targeted outcome or a particular result. It is an attempt to change public sentiment and move the economy in a certain direction without implementing formal economic policies. (Schiller, 2000)
  • JIT

  • Job Analysis

    A review and determination, through observation and study, of pertinent information about a job, including specific tasks and necessary abilities, knowledge, and skills. (Business, 2002)
  • Job Description

    A formal, written explanation of a specific job, usually including job title, tasks, relationship with other jobs, physical and mental skills required, duties, responsibilities, and working conditions. (Ferrell & Hirt, 2002)
  • Job Enrichment

    To include various motivational factors, such as opportunity for achievement, recognition, responsibility, and advancement into a job. An attempt by management to make a job more interesting and exciting. (Ferrell & Hirt, 2002)
  • Job Order Contracting (JOC)

    Based on a competitively bid indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract between a facility owner and a construction contractor. The contract typically has a base year with 2 to 4 option years. The contract sets parameters such as the types of work that can be done, location of work, design criteria, and maximum amount of work to be awarded. The contract also has a unit-price book (UPB) that establishes a unit price to be paid for each of a multitude of construction line items. The contract's price is put in terms of a coefficient, which is a multiplier that covers the contractor’s overhead and profit as well as any adjustments between the UPB and actual local prices. (Burt, Dobler, & Starling, 2003)
  • Job Rotation

    Movement of employees from one job to another in an effort to relieve the boredom often associated with job specialization as well as exposing the employee to other jobs to achieve cross-training and upward mobility opportunities. (Business, 2002)
  • Job Shadowing

    The pairing up of a less-experienced employee with a veteran employee to transfer knowledge. The veteran is asked to share knowledge (and perhaps hands-on practice) in dealing with everyday issues or tasks in addition to the most difficult situations he or she has faced on the job. (Ferrell & Hirt, 2002)
  • Job Sharing

    Performing one full-time job by two part-time employees.
  • JOC

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