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Detailed division of labour

Detailed division of labour (also called “manufacturing division of labour”) is the breakdown of product manufacturing into simple discrete steps, with each task assigned to an individual worker. Because it leads to greater productivity, the detailed division of labour is increasingly applied to service, administrative, and professional occupations as well.

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Division of labour is the specialization of work tasks or occupations and their interrelationships. All societies have some division of labour based on age and sex, but with the development of industrialism, the division of labour becomes far more complex, affecting many parts of the sociocultural system. The division of labour is perhaps the most underrated concept in sociology.

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