quality circle


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Quality Circle

A voluntary group of employees who discuss goings-on at work and present potential solutions to management. Members of the group may elect a chairman, or managers may appoint one. A quality circle exists to improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace, and consists of employee input so managers can receive feedback from the persons actually making the products. Quality circles originated in Japan and have met with some success there and in India. They have not worked as well in the United States.

quality circle

a body of employees who meet periodically, usually under the guidance of a supervisor, to discuss ways in which the QUALITY of the organization's products or service can be improved. In this way the knowledge and experience of workers can be tapped and put to good use, whilst the attempt to involve them may increase their commitment to the organization. See EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION, BRAINSTORMING, NOMINAL GROUP TECHNIQUE.

quality circle

a body of employees who meet periodically, usually under the guidance of a supervisor, to discuss ways in which the QUALITY of the organization's products or services can be improved. See PRODUCTIVITY.
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said, It is a moment of great pride for us that our Quality Circle teams have been recognized at a global platform and that too in Korea which is well known for quality.
June, (1982), "How To Avoid Quality Circle Failure in Your Company", Training & Development Journal, 36(6): 54-59.
The GTCW grant enabled seven heads of geography from the Wrexham area to meet on three separate occasions, to work through a set of common themes identified in the Quality Circle meetings.
However, these committees differ from quality circles in two regards: (1) managers are equal and active participants and (2) the official union apparatus is represented.
Laying the groundwork for the effective implementation of quality circles in a community college.
1985), "Factors Which Influence The Success Of Quality Circle Programmes In The United Kingdom", International Journal of Operations and Production Management (UK), 5 (4): 43-54.
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Because there are three staff departments involved in delivering this critical service, the payroll quality circle was one of the first QCs to be formed and staffed with a QC facilitator.
A somewhat formal definition declares that a quality circle is a small group of people doing similar work, meeting regularly to identify, analyze and solve work-related problems.
For example, it is doubtful that quality circle failures would be published.
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