division of labour


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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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The guild-masters were pushed on one side by the manufacturing middle class; division of labour between the different corporate guilds vanished in the face of division of labour in each single workshop.
Nay more, in proportion as the use of machinery and division of labour increases, in the same proportion the burden of toil also increases, whether by prolongation of the working hours, by increase of the work exacted in a given time or by increased speed of the machinery, etc.
I remember thinking how comfortable it was, this division of labour which made it unnecessary for me to study fogs, winds, tides, and navigation, in order to visit my friend who lived across an arm of the sea.
In plants under culture and placed under new conditions of life, sometimes the male organs and sometimes the female organs become more or less impotent; now if we suppose this to occur in ever so slight a degree under nature, then as pollen is already carried regularly from flower to flower, and as a more complete separation of the sexes of our plant would be advantageous on the principle of the division of labour, individuals with this tendency more and more increased, would be continually favoured or selected, until at last a complete separation of the sexes would be effected.
That's a fair and gentlemanlike division of labour, anyhow.
If you will allow me to take the liberty of remarking that there are few comestibles better, in their way, than a Devil, and that I believe, with a little division of labour, we could accomplish a good one if the young person in attendance could produce a gridiron, I would put it to you, that this little misfortune may be easily repaired.
The division of labour to which he had referred was this: - Traddles cut the mutton into slices; Mr.
I am not ignorant that this sort of thing is called the inevitable course of civilization, division of labour, and so forth, and that the maids and matrons may be said to have had their hands set free from cookery to add to the wealth of society in some other way.
When wives are satisfied with the division of labour, both spouses report higher marital quality.
In his Preface, the author indicates that the notion of this book came to him as a suitable project after he had completed an introduction in 2005 for a book of readings on the division of labour published in that year.
Thus, part of the argument against the gender division of labour in the household and in the labour market is that the restriction of women to low quality work prevents them from realising their potential.
The conceptualisation of a division of labour within global systems of production, expressed as the New International Division of Labour (NID), appeared in the 1970s (Wallerstein, 1974).

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