The End of the Job Description

Shifting from a Job-Focus to a Performance-Focus

  • Tim Baker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Tim Baker
      Pages 1-7
  3. Job Descriptions to Role Descriptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
  4. Non-Job Roles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Tim Baker
      Pages 81-98
    3. Tim Baker
      Pages 114-131
    4. Tim Baker
      Pages 132-148
  5. Implementing Role Descriptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Tim Baker
      Pages 195-212
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-226

About this book


That's not my job.' If you don't want your employees to say that, why do you start your relationship by giving them a narrow task and competency focused description of their job?

We need people to fulfil many different roles at work – yes the need to do their job, but they also need to contribute positive energy, collaborate, and take personal reasonability for innovation and personal development. How do they fit into a traditional job description?

It is futile persevering with the job description borne out of the scientific management movement one hundred years ago. The world of work is vastly different to the assembly lines of the Ford Motor Company of the early twentieth-century.

Building on the phenomenal success of The End of the Performance Review, Baker examines four essential 'Non-Job' roles that all employees must fulfil and shows how to create meaningful role descriptions that can help you recruit better people and enable them to deliver better results.


job description HR human resources job performance innovation Management strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Tim Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.WINNERS-at-WORK Pty LtdAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58144-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58146-4
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