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Factors Influencing / Decide The Quality of Work Life

The factors that influence and decide the Quality of work life are: Attitude: The person who is entrusted with a particular job needs to have sufficient knowledge, required skill and… Read more »

Elements in Quality of Work Life

Open communication Equitable reward system A concern for employee job security Participation in job design – job enrichment & organisational design Employee skill development Reduction of occupational stress Good employer-employee… Read more »

Total Quality Management (TQM)

TQM is a set of management practices throughout the organization, geared to ensure the organization consistently meets or exceeds customer requirements. TQM places strong focus on process measurement and controls… Read more »

Implementation Principles and Processes of TQM

A preliminary step in TQM implementation is to assess the organization’s current reality. Relevant preconditions have to do with the organization’s history, its current needs, precipitating events leading to TQM,… Read more »

Quality Circle

Quality Circle is a small group of employees in the same work-area or doing a similar types of works who voluntarily meet regularly for about an hour every week to… Read more »

Objectives of Quality Circle

Promote job involvement Create problem solving capability Improve communication Promote leadership qualities Promote personal development Develop a greater awareness for cleanliness Develop greater awareness for safety Improve morale through closer… Read more »

Pitfalls And Problems In Quality Circle

Lack of faith in and support to Quality Circle activities among management personnel Lack of interest or incompetence of leaders/facilitator Apathy, fear and misunderstanding among middle level executives Delay or… Read more »

Characteristics of Quality Circle

Small group of employees – optimum of 8-10 members Members are from same work area or doing similar type of job Membership is voluntary Meet regularly for an hour every… Read more »

Impact of Quality Circle

Improvement of human relations and workplace morale Promotion of work culture Enhancement of job interest Effective team work Reducing defects and improving quality Improvement of productivity Enhancing problem solving capacity… Read more »

Examples of Quality Circle Movements in India

BHEL -1980 –Mr.S.R.Udapa (GM Operations) 1st Indian to start quality circle Hero honda motors “Sunrise Quality circle” Lucas TVS, Chennai “honey bee quality circle” Tata Refactories (located in orissa) “Niharika… Read more »