Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer

Dr. Justin Rhinehart

University of Tennessee

“The division of labour, however, so far as it can be introduced, occasions, in every art, a proportionable increase of the productive powers of labour.” Adam Smith I am confident that the division of labor theory, as explained by Adam Smith over 240 years ago, is still the best approach to increasing the efficiency of our labor. For example, one of the most well known examples of division of labor was Henry Ford’s use of an assembly line where each worker performs a specific task in the auto manufacturing process. It not only changed manufacturing, the resulting efficiencies made cars affordable for more people – while still maintaining quality – and changed our entire culture.

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