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A note on Division of labour

[1]Adam Smith foresaw the essence of industrialism by determining that division of labour represents a qualitative increase in productivity. He mentioned it as a dynamic engine of economic progress. Smith saw the importance of matching skills with equipment – usually in the context of an organization. For example, pin makers were organized with one making the head, another the body, each using different equipment. Similarly he emphasised a large number of skills, used in cooperation and with suitable equipment, were required to build a ship.

Job specialization is advantageous in developing employee expertise in a field further boosting organizational production. However, disadvantages of job specialization included limited employee skill, and employee discontent with repetitious tasks.

It is widely accepted that the division of labour is to a great extent inevitable, simply because no one can do all tasks at once. Labour hierarchy is a very common feature of the modern workplace structure, but of course the way these hierarchies are structured can be influenced by a variety of different factors.

What is a guild

Guilds originally appeared in Europe near the start of the Renaissance when craftsmen were acquiring new crafts, skills and knowledge. These organizations acted as vocational schools, trading corporations and as product or service regulators. Apprentices received training for their craft from the guilds and earned the rank of skilled artisans. In the 21st century, various professional associations -- such as those representing physicians and film industry professionals -- behave much like guilds did. Students or apprentices work under strict supervision and must demonstrate a certain level of ability before moving forward. They also typically earn low wages while they pursue the right to carry licenses in their chosen field. Once the apprentices earn their licenses, they can practice and associate themselves with the professio

How Guild will solve reputation problem in context to Daemo

  • A guild essentially means a group of skilled workers from the industry who have mastered certain industry standards and are researching on new standards.
  • Lower risk for requester as they don't have to worry about quality
  • guild improve quality through peer review, peer pressure futher building a competitive environment
  • guild are responsible to Impart Training to make workers up to date industry ready

How to form Guilds in Daemo


A General pool of workers - not a part of guild A groups of workers who can be a part of specific guild based on his/her skill.

Workers can be grouped under different heads based on experience Guilds can be formed based on the kind of tasks are being requested

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