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Quality Circle Time in the Secondary School: A Handbook of Good Practice, 2nd Edition
1985), "Factors Which Influence the Success of Quality Circle Programs in the United Kingdom", International Journal of Operations and Production Management (UK), 5(4): 43-54.
recreation vehicle manufacturer, received notification that the Company earned the prestigious Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers' Association (RVDA).
Her success in PR eventually led her to academia, where she established the IBM/UWI Quality Circle, a leadership development program for students at the University of the West Indies.
Edward Deming, a well-known quality guru, had used the technique of quality circles to improve production quality.
In some ways, it's mirroring Japanese business philosophy that was famous a few years ago for having quality circles with everyone involved--including the janitor.
That was a large part of the early successes of concepts like management by objectives, quality circles, and business process reengineering.
Quality circles are also effective, and they work for both union and nonunion employees.