Why employers should tap into the ingenuity of American workers

02/27/2012 | Harvard Business Review online

Structuring jobs so they revolve around routine tasks creates few opportunities for workers to use their decision-making skills or creativity, Roger Martin writes. This, in turn, drives down the value of the job and makes overseas outsourcing easier. Employers should create positions that ask workers to use "the most of their brain, not the least of it," he writes.

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