TheDivision of Work
TheDivision of Work
Divisionof work also known as Division of Labor has become of the essentialingredients towards the successful organization and performance of anorganization. In the today’s management, organizations have adoptedthis measure (division of work) to elevate their organizations toanother level, and for employee satisfaction. According to LutherGulick, he considers the division of work as an essential and basisof organization, in addition to being the reason for its founding(Jang, Ott & Shafritz, 2015). Other reasons in support of thedivision of work according to Luther include human nature, time, andspace.
Withreference to Luther’s description, it’s once I agree with hisidea that division of work is the foundation of an organization. Theaspects of work division lead to the implementation of teamwork,which is one an essential aspect towards the success of anorganization. Division of work enables the organization to have theright people for the right job, and in turn increasing efficiency,and improve work quality. Division of work makes work tasks within anorganization manageable and simple for the workers, hence reducingtiredness, strain and in turn increasing productivity (Jang, Ott &Shafritz, 2015). Additionally, the workers tend to work areas theyare strong at, hence becoming experts in their work. In the currenteconomy, the division of work has become an essential tool as itallows for specialized assembly line production which in turn helpsin the production of inexpensive goods.
Anexample of work division is much applicable in the productionindustry, both goods and services. Taking a firm that is used forproducing shoes, there are different steps from the leather topackaging of the final product. A company that produces shoescomprise of steps such as cutting off the leather, stamping theeyelets, joining of the tops, the making of the sole, gluing theheel, interesting the laces, and finally packaging. In such as afirm, when one performs all the production steps, the output will belimited to 200 pairs of shoes in a week. When the same work is sharedamong 20 employees between the production stages, the production ofthe shoes increases from 200 pairs in a week to 1000 pairs, which isan increase in production. With reference to this scenario, once thework is divided, there is specialization and in turn increasedproduction. In summary, a division of work is essential for improvesthe performance of organizations, and according to Luther Gulick,it`s true division of work is the foundation of the organization.
Jang,Y. S., Ott, J. S., & Shafritz, J. M. (2015). Classicsof organizational theory.