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ERIC Number: ED238116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Making Decisions in Quality Circles.
Browne, Mildred
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)
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
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: 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.