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FNU Hosts 2018 Internal Quality Circles Competition

FNU Hosts 2018 Internal Quality Circles Competition
Internal Quality Circles Competition 2017 Winners Team Subhavahavae with Permanent Secretary for Employment Productivity and Industrial Relations Salaseini Serulagilagi Daunabuna (middle). Photo: Fiji National University
September 11
10:00 2018

Fourteen Quality Circle teams from within the Fiji National University (FNU) will compete in the Internal Quality Circles Competition (IQCC) which will be held at the Tamavua Campus this Friday.

The IQCC is an annual event organised by the University’s Department of Quality Standards Office, which is part of the National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC).

This internal competition provides a platform to staff to form Quality Circle teams which defines and solves a quality or performance related problem.

The event will be opened by the Permanent Secretary for Employment Productivity and Industrial Relations Salaseini Serulagilagi Daunabuna.

The QC idea was initiated by Japanese Doctor Kaoru Ishikawa and was formally introduced in 1962 to get organisations to encourage team building and to prepare employer and employees to overcome challenges of the changing time and conditions.

NTPC director Isimeli Tagicakiverata said that Quality Circle competitions brought out extra-ordinary qualities from ordinary people.

Dr Tagicakiverata said QCs and the competitions also ensured effective team work, job satisfaction, problem solving capacity, communication, self-development, leadership development along with safety awareness and housekeeping.

The QC teams are formed with 4-10 members from the same work area and share common understanding and knowledge of problems.

“The interest from with the University has grown. Last year there were 11 teams that participated in the Quality Circles competition.

“And this year we have 14 teams.

“A positive move as more departments within the University want to be of the Quality Circles competition.

“More departments participating means they are keen on improving service delivery,” Mr Tagicakiverata said.



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