quality circle (QC)



Participative management technique within the framework of a companywide quality system in which small teams of (usually 6 to 12) employees voluntarily form to define and solve a quality or performance related problem. In Japan (where this practice originated) quality circles are an integral part of enterprise management and are called quality control circles.

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  • When the battery life of the miniature flashlights was not up to expectations, the CEO of the Coleman company created a quality circle of his best engineers to figure out how to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

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  • It shows loyalty and dedication to the company and its future when employees form quality circles to solve important workplace issues.

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  • As a member of the quality circle, Stephanie was often called upon to provide her opinion on matters of quality control for the company's products.

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