Obstacle # 1 Work Design Influences Multiple Outcomes The

Obstacle # 1: Work Design Influences Multiple Outcomes: The changing demographics of the workforce deserve careful consideration moving forward. It is therefore essential in today’s business environment to engage their aging workers in a job that promotes healthy and safe work performance. It is necessary to address the issue of aging workforce in training and workplace ergonomics. A focus on proactive efforts to accommodate the chronologically gifted workforce today will result in a safer, healthier more productive and more competitive business tomorrow and down the road. Losing the expertise of these workers would result on negative impact on the operations of the company. It is therefore important to accommodate the aging workforce to ensure the continued safe and productive work performance. By designing jobs and tasks with aging workers in mind, the jobs and tasks are made safer and more productive for everyone including the aging. A proper design is done in the workplace to reduce or prevent musculoskeletal injuries and promote safe work performance by identifying and removing musculoskeletal risk factors (Ebbinghaus, 2008).Obstacle # 7: New Jobs Need to Be Created as Part of Growth or DownsizingDownsizing poses an immediate managerial problem of dismissing a large number of employees in a dignified manner in order to help minimize the trauma with downsizing. There is therefore the need to address the issue of downsizing by providing assistance in finding new jobs. Managers should take steps after workforce reduction to provide the remaining workers with the support and guidance they need. This involves providing employees with clear indications of what is expected of them and how they can meet increased productivity goals. Employees will have to reconcile with the ugly realities of the corporate world and they may have to be prepared for alternative employment as the axe may fall on anyone at any time. The company or the agency will be able to derive maximum advantage due to the creation of extra jobs (Ebbinghaus, 2008).