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division of labour

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a system of organizing the manufacture of an article in a series of separate specialized operations, each of which is carried out by a different worker or group of workers
Translations
dělba práce

division of labour

ndivisione f del lavoro
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This interesting work on game culture and new literacy theory examines the fates of a team of expert World of Warcraft players, exploring the ways in which cooperation, competition, individual and group expertise, and specialization of labor effect game success or failure.
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In our analytical framework, we characterize the Japanese Production System as a combination of shop floor-oriented automation in the technological factor with the specialization of labor processes in the human factor.
With the industrialization of agriculture and with more intensified use of energy, especially electricity, as well as with the specialization of labor that led to commercial production of formerly homemade foods, the distinct functional aspects of domestic food preparation, including acquiring and storing, cutting and chopping, pickling and preserving, cooking and cooling, were increasingly associated with specialized devices, such as the pantry or the iron stove, and hand tools, such as peelers or corers, and, eventually, consolidated into a single space: the modern kitchen.
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Adam Smith showed us long ago, and time continues to prove, that specialization of labor is productive, but specialization of labor ultimately involves specialized knowledge.
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Although this can be understood as urban in one sense, the subsequent development of various governmental and educational institutions, social hierarchy, and specialization of labor failed to accompany this large congregation of people, as the farmers did not produce a surplus of food and such other urban developments could not be supported.
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The right outsourcing decisions recognize two prosaic economic concepts: specialization of labor and economy of scale.