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Quality Management Focus of Convention

Excitement is in the air as teams gear up for the 23rd National Convention on Quality (NCQ) that begins today at the Pearl on the South Pacific Re­sort and Spa
04 Oct 2018 11:00
Quality Management Focus of Convention
2017 Gold Award Winners Future Farms (Rooster Poultry)

Excitement is in the air as teams gear up for the 23rd National Convention on Quality (NCQ) that begins today at the Pearl on the South Pacific Re­sort and Spa at Pacific Harbour.

The convention is an annual event organised by the Fiji National University’s Department of Quality Awards.

Eleven organisations are taking part in this two-day event, which ends tomorrow with the announcement of the award winners.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Pub­lic Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications, Ai­yaz Sayed-Khaiyum, will be chief guest at the event.

The QC idea was initiated by Japanese Doctor Kaoru Ishikawa and was first introduced in Japan in 1962 to encourage organisations to promote team building and overcome challenges of the changing time and condi­tions.

In Fiji, the quality circle convention provides a plat­form for teams to exchange ideas and experiences while bringing out extra-ordinary qualities that people pos­sessed.

Most organisations see quality circles as an important source and mechanism for information sharing and bench-marking from successful productivity practition­ers.

It also ensures effective team work, job satisfaction, problem solving capacity, communication, self-develop­ment, leadership development along with safety aware­ness and housekeeping.

The National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) director Isimeli Tagicakiverata said the Convention on Quality had come a long way since its inception in 1995.

He noted that such platforms also recognised the work done by QC practitioners through various prizes and awards.

These rewards should motivate all Fijians to adopt and implement Quality Circles at their workplaces

Last year’s Gold Award winner was Future Farms (Rooster Poultry).

As part of its prize, the Future Farms team received a recognition plaque and a sponsored trip to take part in the 2018 International Exposition for Team Excellence (IETEX) competition in Singapore.

We wish all those participating and presenting their presentations today and on Friday the very best.

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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