Deskilling

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Definition: Deskilling



What is the dictionary definition of Deskilling?

Dictionary Definition


  1. To redesign (a job) so that less skill is required to carry it out, for example through the introduction of new technology.
  2. To change the role of (workers) so that they are no longer required or able to use the skills that they have acquired.

Full Definition of Deskilling


A decrease in the quality and range of the practical knowledge of individuals, organisations, or societies due to attrition, automation, computerisation, downsizing, a lack of learning opportunities, or neglect.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Deskilling are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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