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Training quality managers-do they practice what they preach?

Stewart, Deb and Waddell, Dianne (2004) Training quality managers-do they practice what they preach? Total quality management & business excellence, 15 (8). pp. 1119-1129. ISSN 1478-3371 Online 1478-3363 Print

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Abstract

This paper discusses the personal and professional development needs of Quality Managers. It has been presumed that training is the most important factor to improve quality, once commitment is present. This paper poses the question as to whether Quality training is objectively, systematically, and continuously performed in Australia. In previous research by the authors, it was ascertained that training is often initiated by individuals and provided by private providers as directed by the client. It is of interest to determine if the two largest professional associations for Quality, Australian Organisation for Quality (AOQ) and SAI (Global) perform in this respect. Questions of interest included: what do they offer; how do they determine the needs of their members; who provides these programmes; how do they communicate these programmes to their members; how do they evaluate the success or otherwise of their programmes; and by what process of evaluation do they determine future needs. These data have been collated and analysed and it is concluded that a specifically designed and comprehensive training needs analysis for Quality Managers is being neglected and that the initiation for professional development remains with the individual.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality managers, training, Australia
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
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Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2009 13:08
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2011 22:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1316
DOI: 10.1080/1478336042000255451
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