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Main Title Total quality management in government : a practical guide for the real world /
Author Cohen, Steven,
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Brand, Ronald,
Publisher Jossey-Bass,
Year Published 1993
OCLC Number 27144489
ISBN 1555425399; 9781555425395
Subjects Public administration ; Total quality management in government ; Administrative agencies ; Openbaar bestuur ; Kwaliteitszorg ; Administracao publica ; Governments ; Management methods
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ERAM  JF1411.C64 1993 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/20/1993
ESAM  JF1411.C64 1993 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/09/1993
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xxii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-221) and index.
Contents Notes
Part one: What is Total Quality Management? -- How TQM can strengthen government performance -- The basic concepts of TQM -- How TQM revolutionizes management-- Part two: Implementing Total Quality Management in public organizations -- Getting prepared: Understanding and overcoming barriers to change -- Taking the first steps: Analyzing your work -- Managerial strategies for implementing TQM -- Part three: Total Quality Management in the real world -- Bringing TQM to the Environmental Protection Agency's office of underground storage tanks -- TQM success stories -- Making TQM work in government: Real-world strategies. "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."--Jacket.