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Job Description vs Role Description

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1. Expectations vs.Participative
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Job Description: is the framework for a particular position based on the expectations of the management from the person.

Role Description: is participative in nature.

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2. Managment Changes vs Consultative Process
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Job Description: It can be changed / revised / modified at any time by the management.

Role Description: It involves a consultative process for any changes / revisions / modifications.

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3. Ownership
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Job Description: The employee may have high commitment for a Job Description but may lack ownership.

Role Description: The employee will have high commitment as well as full sense of ownership (responsibility) towards his/ her role.

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4. Jobs AND Competencies
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Job Description: Merely includes the jobs to be performed by the person.

Role Description: Includes the job to be performed as well as the attributes / competencies required by the role occupant.

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5. Task AND Skills
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Job Description: The Key Result Areas (KRAs) will only encompass the task orientation.

Role Description: The KRAs will focus on task as well as skills.

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6. Goal setting
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Job Description: Goal setting is relatively easier through the Job Description.

Role Description: Goal setting is relatively more elaborate but much more meaningful.

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7. Task Performance AND Managerial Qualities
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Job Description: Goals set with the help of a Job Description may confine only to task performance.

Role Description: Goals set for the role will include the task performance as well as the managerial qualities.

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8. Outcome Orientation
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Job Description: Since a Job Description is a unilateral data, the goal setting may also ultimately be a unilateral exercise.

Role Description: Since role description is a participative data, the goals will also be the outcome of a participative discussion between the role occupant and his/ her controlling officer.

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9. Appraisal
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Job Description: Appraisal is quite a simple exercise merely using the data.

Role Description: Appraisal is a bit tedious but quite wholesome (having potential assessment of the employee - a growth orientation) ,

sandeepakommera -  Member Since: Jun 2010
thanks for this informantion it is very useful to me can you please tell me process to do role discription


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