Disadvantages of division of labour, Microeconomics

Disadvantages of division of labour:

Division of labour may also have disadvantages that may include the following:

(i) Lack of Craftsmanship

Division of labour does not make workers craftsmen. They are trained to be producers of only parts of products rather than producers of whole products. That is, each worker cannot claim the knowledge of all the processes used to produce a product.

(ii) Monotony of Work

Performing the same task all the time and, over and over again may create boredom of the part of workers. It may also be unchallenging and in turn kill workers’ initiatives.

(iii) Over-dependence among Workers

In division of labour, there is total dependence of a worker on other workers. The task performed by each worker is key to the production process to the extent that the absence from work of a worker may halt production.

(iv) Redundancy of Workers

In division of labour, a worker may be rendered redundant whenever his/her skill is no longer needed. Because he/she is a specialist in the performance of on task, transferring him/her to perform another task becomes a problem.

(v) Dumping of Mass Produced Goods

Division of labour has led to mass production of certain goods and brought about dumping of such goods in other countries to kill domestic production in countries where the goods have been dumped.

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