Redesign: Step 7

Step 7: Conduct Work Trials


  • Identify job holders who will perform the newly redesigned jobs based on selection of pre-fitted solutions as part of a work trial


  • Brainstorm a series of solutions to enable job redesign

  • Determine success measures for each identified solution

  • Identify multiple candidates for the work trials; sample size should comprise of the following mix of incumbents to eliminate biased results:
    • High/ Average/ Low performer
    • Long/ Short tenure
    • Mature*/ Young incumbent

  • A suitable period for work trials ranges from ~2 – 4 weeks

  • Arrange for frequent check-ins with job holders

Relevant Data

  • Selection of pre-fitted solutions

  • Planned versus actual improvements in performance and job holder satisfaction

*Note: Mature workers refers to incumbents who are 50 years old and above.

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