PIECEWORK By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. work for which workers are paid per unit of productivity. PIECEWORK: "As a freelancing assistant, you will be paid by piecework. " Related Psychology Terms WHIPSAWING TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) TURNOVER ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT VALENCE-INSTRUMENTALITY-EXPECTANCY THEORY WORK TEAM JOB CONTEXT WAGE COMPRESSION VITAMIN MODEL OF EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION CCU Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PIECEWORK," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/piecework/ (accessed April 18, 2021).