Total Quality Management in Government: A Practical Guide for the Real World

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By adopting Total Quality Management (TQM) strategies, business and industry have learned to work smarter and gain a competitive edge in the new global economy. Now, the same principles of Total Quality Management used in private industry are creating a quiet revolution in the public sector. Government is under constant pressure, the authors remind us, to deliver more services with fewer resources. To improve quality of service, increase productivity, and reduce waste, more and more government managers - from ...
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Overview

By adopting Total Quality Management (TQM) strategies, business and industry have learned to work smarter and gain a competitive edge in the new global economy. Now, the same principles of Total Quality Management used in private industry are creating a quiet revolution in the public sector. Government is under constant pressure, the authors remind us, to deliver more services with fewer resources. To improve quality of service, increase productivity, and reduce waste, more and more government managers - from Little Rock to Washington - are turning to TQM. This book sheds light on applying TQM in the real world of government organizations - showing how to introduce TQM, overcome barriers to change, and make TQM a success story for any government agency. Drawing on extensive research and their own "school-of-hard-knocks" experience implementing TQM in a unit of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Steven Cohen and Ronald Brand present straightforward, practical advice on utilizing TQM in government settings. Total Quality Management in Government offers case examples that detail what organizational changes need to be made when TQM is introduced in government agencies. The authors discuss TQM successes in specific government agencies - including the U.S. Air Force, the Treasury Department, the Patent and Trademark Office, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and Blount Memorial Hospital in Tennessee - to reveal how the principles of TQM can be put into practice at all levels of government. And they provide selected charts and diagrams that show concretely how to apply the concepts and techniques of TQM within any governmental unit.

By adopting Total Quality Management TQM strategies, business organizations are working smarter and gaining the competitive edge. The authors cite examples of successes of TQM in specific government agencies, including the Treasury Department, to reveal how the principles of TQM can be applied at all levels of government. The book provides numerous charts and diagrams that show concretely how to apply the concepts and techniques of TQM within any governmental organization. The authors offer case examples that detail what organizational changes are to be implemented when TQM is introduced.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555425395
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Series: Public Administration Series
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Authors
1 How TQM Can Strengthen Government Performance 3
2 The Basic Concepts of TQM 18
3 How TQM Revolutionizes Management 41
4 Getting Prepared: Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Change 59
5 Taking the First Steps: Analyzing Your Work 76
6 Managerial Strategies for Implementing TQM 117
7 Bringing TQM to the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Underground Storage Tanks 151
8 TQM Success Stories 175
9 Making TQM Work in Government: Real-World Strategies 198
References 217
Index 223
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