The quality circle is a volunteer group composed of workers (or even students), usually under the leadership of their supervisor (but they can elect a team leader), who are trained to identify, analyse and solve work-related problems and present their solutions to management in order to improve the performance of the organization, and motivate and enrich the work of employees. When matured, true quality circles become self-managing, having gained the confidence of management. Quality circles are an alternative to the dehumanising concept of the division of labour, where workers or individuals are treated like robots. They bring back the concept of craftsmanship, which when operated on an individual basis is uneconomic, but when used in group form (as is the case with quality circles), it can be devastatingly powerful and enables the enrichment of the lives of the workers or students and creates harmony and high performance in the workplace. Typical topics are improving occupational safety and health, improving product design, and improvement in the workplace and manufacturing processes.
The term quality circles derives from the concept of PDCA(Plan, Do, check, Act) circles developed by Dr. W.Edward Deming.
Quality circles are not normally paid a share of the cost benefit of any improvements but usually a proportion of the savings made is spent on improvements to the work environment.[citation needed]
They are formal groups. They meet at least once a week on company time and are trained by competent persons (usually designated as facilitators) who may be personnel and industrial relations specialists trained in human factors and the basic skills of problem identification, information gathering and analysis, basic statistics, and solution generation.[1] Quality circles are generally free to select any topic they wish (other than those related to salary and terms and conditions of work, as there are other channels through which these issues are usually considered).[2][3]

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well done,extremely simple manner of elucidating a complex and rather rare concept on quality circles.thanks a lot.please do post so simplified topics in HRM again .thanks
From Pakistan, Lahore
Excellent and simplified introduction to complicated topic especially for beginners.
Can you explain the process/work flow in Quality Circle after identifying a problem by members
If possible can you attach a sample project/ example of a problem identified and its resolution - for better understanding
Thank you

From India, Hyderabad
Dear Friend,
The presentation is indeed informative in nature.
However, the colors used are too loud.
If you could just use basic colors, it would be fantastic.
In anycase, good effort.
Regards' / Lloyd

From India, Pune
Dear Pramodji,
Excellent work,
I would like to be your friend as i believe there is a lot to learn and know about you.
Very useful and one of the best presentations i have seen.
The presentation is indeed informative in nature.
Best regards,

From India, Lucknow
Dear Mr. Pramod Singh, Your presentation is very well planned and has a good effect. Congrats. Vijayaraghavan
From India, Bangalore
Hi, I am very lazy not even look into the books, really such a PPT helped me a lot. pls put some more HR related topics in such a short manner. Thanks and Regards, Prakash.
From India, Bangalore
Dear Friends Plz do find attached file herewith regarding Quality Circle. It may help all of you Thanking you Prof Gawade Shirish
From India, Pune

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Dear Parmod Sing,
This slide you collected from managament paradise cite. which is old version of Quality Circle please dissuss with some of QUALITY CIRCLE Faculty to edit
please don't mind.

From India, New Delhi

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