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As Durkheim stated the modernizing of society is attributed to the transition from mechanic to organic solidarity With our society becoming more advanced as well as populated the movement of solidarity is directly affected by the density of the population Coming with this increased population is increased competition Thus the common consciousness breaks apart as competition gets steeper and the Division of Labour takes its affect on society which means we become more dependant on members of society Traditionally people lived in a society of mechanical solidarity But as the world becomes more technologically advanced the transition sets in and people change from being independent to dependant on each other with increased individualism Take this example from early economist Adam Smith Adam Smith suggested that without any help one worker could produce only ten pins in one day However in a pin factory where each worker performs only one task ten workers using the division of labour principle could produce a daily total of 48 000 pins Output per person rose from 10 to 4800 when the division of labour principle was used This is a perfect example of the transition This is what working has become the boss depends on the manager to do his job the manager depends on the floor workers to do their job and the floor workers depend on the machinery to work so they can do their job The division of labour has created a system that requires each employee to conduct a task that is directly affected and dependant on other tasks being conducted by another employees Each person knows how to do only what they are told to do and combined each employee together forms that best means of production as expressed in the Adam Smith example This process moves away from an independent society of workers who work by themselves and know all the methods but produce much less mechanical solidarity Thus moving into a
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