Definition of departmentalize in US English:

departmentalize

verb

[with object]usually be departmentalized
  • Divide (an organization or its work) into departments.

    • ‘Typical is the introduction of ‘flow manufacturing,’ through which a highly departmentalised organisation becomes a one-process organisation, with the aim of increasing productivity and profitability levels.’
    • ‘Her goal in her writing, says Bandele, is to not departmentalize life into the good and the ugly, but to show all of life and its complexities - ‘what it means to be human.’’
    • ‘They agreed that Seagate had become too insular, too slow, and too departmentalized.’
    • ‘For grades 7 and 8, teachers are more departmentalized and instruct in specific content areas such as science, mathematics, social studies, Spanish, and English.’
    • ‘Communications and English are less departmentalized in less research-oriented institutions.’
    • ‘Such joint programs are more common in colleges than in research institutions, where working assumptions generally operate within departmentalized disciplines.’
    • ‘This indicates that the brain is not so departmentalized as sometimes thought.’
    • ‘They argue that the traditional delivery results in a number of problems ranging from high student attrition to very disjointed, departmentalized modes of learning that fail to establish any connection from discipline to discipline.’
    • ‘However, its bureaucracy has gradually become departmentalized and localized.’
    • ‘We can try to departmentalize our lives, but it's impossible.’
    • ‘This situation calls upon us to reflect upon how the pragmatics of interdisciplinarity differ in those institutions where disciplines are not tightly departmentalized.’
    • ‘He hopes this will lead to more cross over between the commercial and editorial teams: ‘Gone are the days when newspaper groups are departmentalised.’’
    • ‘Graduate Studies were not departmentalized in those days, and Fisher ranged over mathematics, science, social science and philosophy.’
    • ‘It is a departmentalized retail institution offering a large variety of hard and soft goods, including home furnishings, household linens and dry goods, and apparel and accessories for men, women, and children.’
    • ‘Knowledge production cannot be departmentalized from other functions, as is customary in industrial manufacturing.’
    • ‘The varying curricular positions of journalism are but one example of how the boundaries between communications and English differ in institutions where disciplines are less departmentalized.’
    • ‘It had to be the departmentalized engineering of society's downfall, I thought.’
    • ‘As philosophy becomes more specialized and departmentalized, its role is to contribute in a ‘detached’ way to the refinement of procedures of thought.’
    • ‘Smaller companies with limited resources, as well as large companies that are departmentalized, might be inclined to skip this step.’

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