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RAVI TEJA. DASARI
INDUSTRIAL
ENGINEERING
Definition
It is a system of management based on the principle
that every member of staff must be committed to
maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of
a company's operations.
TQM is a comprehensive and structured approach to
organizational management that seeks to improve the
quality of products and services through ongoing
refinements in response to continuous feedback.
It is an integrated system of principles, methods and
practices that provide a framework of organization to
strive for the excellence in everything they do.
Elements of TQM
To be successful implementing TQM, an organization
must concentrate on the eight key elements:
1. Ethics
2. Integrity
3. Trust
4. Training
5. Teamwork
6. Leadership
7. Recognition
8. Communication
These elements can be divided into four groups
according to their function. The groups are:
I. Foundation – It includes: Ethics, Integrity and Trust.
II. Building Bricks – It includes: Training, Teamwork and
Leadership.
III. Binding Mortar – It includes: Communication.
IV. Roof – It includes: Recognition.
Foundation
TQM is built on a foundation of ethics, integrity and
trust. These three elements move together, however,
each element offers something different to the TQM
concept.
 Ethics – Ethics is the discipline concerned with
good and bad in any situation. It is a two-faceted
subject represented by organizational and individual
ethics. Organizational ethics establish a business
code of ethics that outlines guidelines that
all employees are to adhere to in the performance of
their work. Individual ethics include personal rights
or wrongs.
 Integrity – Integrity implies honesty, morals,
values, fairness, and adherence to the facts and
sincerity. The characteristic is what customers
expect and deserve to receive.
 Trust – Trust is a by-product of integrity and ethical
conduct. Without trust, the framework of TQM
cannot be built. It allows empowerment that
encourages pride ownership and it
encourages commitment. Trust is essential to ensure
customer satisfaction.
Bricks
Basing on the strong foundation of trust, ethics and
integrity, bricks are placed to reach the roof of
recognition. It includes:
 Training – Training is very important for employees
to be highly productive. Training the employees
require interpersonal skills, the ability to function
within teams, problem solving, decision making, job
management performance analysis and
improvement, business economics and technical
skills.
 Teamwork – To become successful in business,
teamwork is also a key element of TQM. With the
use of teams, the business will receive quicker and
better solutions to problems. Teams also provide
more permanent improvements in processes and
operations.
 Leadership – It is possibly the most important
element in TQM. It appears everywhere in
organization. Leadership in TQM requires the
manager to provide an inspiring vision, make
strategic directions that are understood by all and to
instill values that guide subordinates.
Binding Mortar
Communication – It binds everything together. Starting
from foundation to roof of the TQM house, everything is
bound by strong mortar of communication. It acts as a vital
link between all elements of TQM. Communication means
a common understanding of ideas between the sender and
the receiver.
Roof
Recognition – Recognition is the last and final element in
the entire system. It should be provided for both
suggestions and achievements for teams as well as
individuals. Employees strive to receive recognition for
themselves and their teams. Detecting and recognizing
contributors is the most important job of a supervisor.
Conclusion
I hereby conclude that these eight elements are key in
ensuring the success of TQM in an organization and that
the supervisor is a huge part in developing these
elements in the work place.
1. It is very clear from the above discussion that TQM
without involving integrity, ethics and trust would be
incomplete.
2. Training is the key by which the organization creates a
TQM environment.
3. Leadership and teamwork go hand in hand.
4. Lack of communication between departments,
supervisors and employees create a burden on the whole
TQM process.
5. Last but not the least, recognition should be given to
people who contributed to the overall completed task.
Thank You

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elementsoftqm-150316124443-conversion-gate01 (1).pdf

  • 2. Definition It is a system of management based on the principle that every member of staff must be committed to maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of a company's operations. TQM is a comprehensive and structured approach to organizational management that seeks to improve the quality of products and services through ongoing refinements in response to continuous feedback. It is an integrated system of principles, methods and practices that provide a framework of organization to strive for the excellence in everything they do.
  • 3. Elements of TQM To be successful implementing TQM, an organization must concentrate on the eight key elements: 1. Ethics 2. Integrity 3. Trust 4. Training 5. Teamwork 6. Leadership 7. Recognition 8. Communication
  • 4. These elements can be divided into four groups according to their function. The groups are: I. Foundation – It includes: Ethics, Integrity and Trust. II. Building Bricks – It includes: Training, Teamwork and Leadership. III. Binding Mortar – It includes: Communication. IV. Roof – It includes: Recognition.
  • 5.
  • 6. Foundation TQM is built on a foundation of ethics, integrity and trust. These three elements move together, however, each element offers something different to the TQM concept.  Ethics – Ethics is the discipline concerned with good and bad in any situation. It is a two-faceted subject represented by organizational and individual ethics. Organizational ethics establish a business code of ethics that outlines guidelines that all employees are to adhere to in the performance of their work. Individual ethics include personal rights or wrongs.
  • 7.  Integrity – Integrity implies honesty, morals, values, fairness, and adherence to the facts and sincerity. The characteristic is what customers expect and deserve to receive.  Trust – Trust is a by-product of integrity and ethical conduct. Without trust, the framework of TQM cannot be built. It allows empowerment that encourages pride ownership and it encourages commitment. Trust is essential to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • 8. Bricks Basing on the strong foundation of trust, ethics and integrity, bricks are placed to reach the roof of recognition. It includes:  Training – Training is very important for employees to be highly productive. Training the employees require interpersonal skills, the ability to function within teams, problem solving, decision making, job management performance analysis and improvement, business economics and technical skills.
  • 9.  Teamwork – To become successful in business, teamwork is also a key element of TQM. With the use of teams, the business will receive quicker and better solutions to problems. Teams also provide more permanent improvements in processes and operations.  Leadership – It is possibly the most important element in TQM. It appears everywhere in organization. Leadership in TQM requires the manager to provide an inspiring vision, make strategic directions that are understood by all and to instill values that guide subordinates.
  • 10. Binding Mortar Communication – It binds everything together. Starting from foundation to roof of the TQM house, everything is bound by strong mortar of communication. It acts as a vital link between all elements of TQM. Communication means a common understanding of ideas between the sender and the receiver. Roof Recognition – Recognition is the last and final element in the entire system. It should be provided for both suggestions and achievements for teams as well as individuals. Employees strive to receive recognition for themselves and their teams. Detecting and recognizing contributors is the most important job of a supervisor.
  • 11. Conclusion I hereby conclude that these eight elements are key in ensuring the success of TQM in an organization and that the supervisor is a huge part in developing these elements in the work place. 1. It is very clear from the above discussion that TQM without involving integrity, ethics and trust would be incomplete. 2. Training is the key by which the organization creates a TQM environment. 3. Leadership and teamwork go hand in hand. 4. Lack of communication between departments, supervisors and employees create a burden on the whole TQM process. 5. Last but not the least, recognition should be given to people who contributed to the overall completed task.