HOW DIVISION OF LABOR CAN BE OF AN ADVANTAGE TO EVERY BUSINESS ORGANISATION/ENTERPRISE

Division of Labor is defined as a system of breaking down production process into segments and tasks, which are performed by different people. In breaking down the production process, the type of the organization, the size of the organization and the nature of goods produced are taken into consideration

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Advantages of Division of labor

  1. The division of labor has the following advantages, which are as follows below:
  2. Reducing fatigue: Since workers will not be moving from one task to another but concentrate on only one task, fatigue can be reduced
  3. Enhancing the Use of Machinery: Division of labor promotes the use of machinery, the use of machinery enhances large-scale production as well as quality production
  4. Saving Time: The division of labor saves time and a worker does not have to be changing tools or moving from one task to another, he concentrates on a single task and learning a single task by the workers even takes a shorter time than learning different forms of tasks
  5. Encouraging Specialization: Division of Labor promotes specialization; workers therefore only have to concentrate on different lines of activities in the production process
  6. Increase in output: Division of labor facilitates the handling of different production process by different people. A major benefit of this is increase in the output that will be produced by the workers.
  7. Job creation: Division of labor helps in creating employment opportunities in production industries
  8. Increased productivity: Division of labor leads to a increased productivity. When everybody does what he or she knows how to do best, it ushers in increase in productivity
  9. Cost Deduction: This is one of the advantages of division of labor. The unit cost of a product per unit output would be drastically reduced
  10. Economy of Materials: It brings about economy of materials: materials that were previously wasted by unskilled and semi-skilled labor are properly utilized
  11. Better quality goods: better quality goods are produced as a result of division of jobs through specialization.
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