Discuss the costs and benefits of specialized task assignment relative to broad task assignment. What variables are likely to be particularly important in determining the optimal choice between these two alternatives?
The benefit and costs of specialized task assignment:
Benefits include Specialization and economies of scale, Lower training expenses, Match tasks with people skills, and Easy to monitor and reward.
Costs include Foregone complementarities across tasks, Coordination costs, hard to measure output, Functional myopia, and ...