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Is the Job Function Essential?
What three or four main activities actually constitute the job? Is each really necessary?
What is the relationship between each task? Is there a special sequence which the tasks must follow?
Do the tasks necessitate sitting, standing, crawling, walking, climbing, running, stooping, kneeling, lifting, carrying, digging, writing, operating, pushing, pulling, fingering, talking, listening, interpreting, analyzing, seeing, coordinating, etc.?
How many employees are available to perform the job function? Can the job function be distributed among other employees?
How much time is spent on the job performing each particular function? Are infrequent tasks less important to success?
Would removing a function fundamentally alter the job?