Division of labor

Division of labor,

Definition of Division of labor:

  1. Narrow specialization of tasks within a production process so that each worker can become a specialist in doing one thing, especially on an assembly line. In traditional industries (see sunset industries), division of labor is a major motive force for economic-growth. However, in the era of mass customization (which requires multiple skills and very short machine change-over time), division of labor has become much more flexible. Also called specialization of labor.

  2. The assignment of different parts of a manufacturing process or task to different people in order to improve efficiency.

How to use Division of labor in a sentence?

  1. Due to the division of labor all of our employees were very proficient in their tasks because they were able to focus on learning only specific things.
  2. In our household the division of labor results in my brother taking out the trash and mowing the lawn and my sister and I responsible for washing the dishes and doing the laundry.
  3. Division of Labor was first perfected on the assembly lines which were invented by the car manufacturer Henry Ford in the early 1900s.
  4. The division of labor will allow for efficient innovation of new products once the basic needs of the local economy are met.

Meaning of Division of labor & Division of labor Definition