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The psychology of TQM

Managing Service Quality: An International Journal

ISSN: 0960-4529

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

Considers that implementing total quality management is more a matter of changing people than changing technologies. Shows how psychology can be used to facilitate the process. Examines attitudes and behaviour, values and motivation. Discusses work redesign and goal setting as methods of motivating staff to achieve desired standards of work behaviour. Finally, considers the importance of psychological measurement to test customer attitudes. Concludes that there are other areas of organisational psychology which have implications for implementing a programme of total quality, and that the human side of TQM is at least as important as the technical side.

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Citation

Ullah, P. (1991), "The psychology of TQM", Managing Service Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 79-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003126

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MCB UP Ltd

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