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.
Owing to the extensive use of machinery and to division of labour, the work of the proletarians has lost all individual character, and consequently, all charm for the workman.
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.
No naturalist doubts the advantage of what has been called the 'physiological division of labour;' hence we may believe that it would be advantageous to a plant to produce stamens alone in one flower or on one whole plant, and pistils alone in another flower or on another plant.
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.
This shows how the reference groups in which we compare our lot with that of others and think about contributive justice are already set by the unequal division of labour itself.

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