Problem-Solving Teams in Shipbuilding (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)
BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP BEAUMONT TX
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Employee Involvement at the Beaumont Yard was modeled after the classic Qualhy Circle concept, employing major modhications adapted to the business conditions in Beaumont. The cart and horse arrangement of the classic Quality Circle process wherein teams are formed first and then decide what problems to work on was reversed in our situation. The initial needs assessment, conducted in a participative fashion through employee interviews, provided the problem scenario which allowed the identification of the problems first and then the assignment of the right people to the right problem.
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