Division of Labour

Division of Labour

Every organisation has its own structure and various job specifications. There are different job positions and responsibilities. Organisations have departments with people who have different skills such as accounting, sales and marketing. With proper coordination and effective management, all these departments and individuals tasked with various tasks work together within a laid down framework for the good of the progress of the company.

Division of labour involves dividing a large amount of work into small manageable work and distributing it to others (Durkheim, E. 2014). Many customers often flock fast food companies during lunch hours. To offset the huge burden of tasks to be accomplished, they divide their work to increase the output and meet the demands of customers. The waitress and waiters available on that day divides the number of tables to serve among themselves. They get the orders and ensure the customers are fully satisfied.

Whenever organisations grow, there is need to have departments to cater for the different functions within the organisation. The division of organisations into departments allow effectiveness and execution of duties (Durkheim, E. 2014). Accounts department is responsible for keeping records on the finances of the organisation. They prepare accounts statements and also make financial decisions. Human resource is also another department that deals with hiring, training and managing the personnel. Production team ensures that the products are of good quality. Sales and marketing department sells the product to the customers while marketing creates awareness of the products.

Do you perceive these groupings to be effective? Yes, the department in an organisation are effective since it increase the output, the production of good and services is increased since all these departments perform different functions and duties but still maintain the same goal. If the work was to be done by one department it would have been too much and production would below. Departments are more efficient and it allows the right person to do the right kind of job intended for them (Durkheim, E. 2014). It also saves on time and it’s less straining. Division of labour therefore increases productivity and companies are able to benefit.


Durkheim, E. (2014). The division of labor in society. Simon and Schuster.