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Are the cultures required to attain ISO 9000 and total quality management mutually exclusive?

Matthew Hind (Matthew Hind is Director of the MHA and ALP, Principal Lecturer in Quality Management at IMC, Buckingham, UK and Editor of Training for Quality)

Training for Quality

ISSN: 0968-4875

Article publication date: 1 June 1996

Abstract

Attempts to show that, while ISO 9000 is part of total quality management, the organizational culture that is suited to ISO 9000 is not suited to the other aspects that make up total quality. Total quality is a balance between these factors such that, if the pull in one direction is too strong, the balance will be lost. Finally, contends that it is the inherent strength or inflexibility of the registration that has contributed to the failure of so many total quality initiatives.

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Hind, M. (1996), "Are the cultures required to attain ISO 9000 and total quality management mutually exclusive?", Training for Quality, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 25-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/09684879610122223

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MCB UP Ltd

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