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An evaluation of factors influencing teamwork and customer focus

An evaluation of factors influencing teamwork and customer focus

Adebanjo, Dotun and Kehoe, Dennis (2001) An evaluation of factors influencing teamwork and customer focus. Managing Service Quality, 11 (1). pp. 49-56. ISSN 0960-4529 (doi:10.1108/09604520110359348)

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Abstract

Teamwork and customer focus are important aspects of total quality. The research described in the paper investigated change agents and activities that affect development of these areas. Effects of human motivation and work attitude factors on teamwork and customer focus were investigated using questionnaires and structured interviews involving more that 150 companies. Companies were differentiated into TQ-practising and non-TQ-practising organisations. Preliminary findings indicated poor levels of teamwork and an inability to achieve a breakthrough in customer focus. An analysis of results led to the determination of the vital change agents enabling development in the two areas. A framework involving a description of change activities was developed to assist companies in the development of customer focus and teamwork.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: customer orientation, teamwork, TQM
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10717

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