ERIC Number: ED238116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Making Decisions in Quality Circles.
This monograph provides educational staff with a theoretical basis for decision-making skills for application in quality circles. Roadblocks to good decisions are outlined, as well as the differences between group decision-making and individual decision-making (both have problems). The influence of values and personality characteristics on decision-making are presented, emphasizing the importance of individuals' understanding of their preferences. The qualifications of decision-makers are viewed in light of programmed and nonprogrammed decisions, the precedent of quality circles, clues from management theory, and situational leadership styles. In discussing an overview of decision-making in quality circles, the author presents 13 steps in the process, as well as suggestions for presenting the factual basis for a decision. The final section of the workbook--a systematic approach to decision-making--includes a step-by-step application using examples of relevant problems. (MD)
Descriptors: Criteria, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Leaders Guides, Leadership Styles, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, Values
San Mateo County Office of Education, Public Information Office, 333 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.
Identifiers: Quality Circles
Note: Prepared for the Educational Quality Circles Consortium. For related documents, see EA 016 205-211 and EA 016 289.