division of labour

division of labour
division of labour diˌvision of ˈlabour , division of labor noun divisions of labour PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable]
ECONOMICS a way of organizing work in which each member of a group has one particular job to do instead of each member doing a share of all the jobs:

• Greater efficiency can be achieved through the division of labour.

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division of labour UK US UK (US division of labor) noun [U or S] ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT
a way of organizing work, especially making things, so that it is done as a set of separate processes by different people or groups: »

By encouraging cooperation between departments, the company is challenging the traditional division of labour within the organization.

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a global division of labour between developed and developing countries


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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