Factors to Activate QC Circle Activities and Communication Structure

Article

Izui, Tsutomu   (1990, ASQC)   Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

Annual Quality Congress, San Francisco, CA    Vol. 44    No. 0
QICID: 9430    May 1990    pp. 68-73
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Article Abstract

Influential factors in the stimulation of small group activities in various workshop are discussed as an extension of Izui et al.(1987b). In the last paper, Schacter's cohesiveness and Festinger's group norm were applied as central variables for multivariable analysis and cross analysis, and the measure of association between the variables and their performance was analyzed. The last paper discussed influential factors in case of two central variables. The present paper considers communication network among group members. The communication network in a group is analyzed based on the organizational psychology. Based on Leavitt(1951), it analyzes the effects of structural characteristics of the network on the group activity, the present paper identifies the variables explaining the effect. Furthermore, the cross analysis, a significance of Comcon and Wheel patern is verified. As a result, 5 factors in 6 dimensions are significant to explaining the effects of structural characteristics.

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Union of Japanese Scientists & Engineers (JUSE)


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