639-0406 – Quality and Human Factor (JLF)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Quality Management
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Růžena Petříková, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
639-0406/01 1999/2000 2010/2011 5
639-0406/02 2005/2006 2010/2011 6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the contents of this subject is to understand that successful assurance of quality system is not only in direct quality management but first of all it depends on knowledge of people in companies, their motivation and their permanent and efficient education to quality. All of this will focus on the area of present requirements of the new documantation of the ISO standards and on innovative EFQM Business Excellence Model.

Teaching methods


Human Resource Management. Importance of Human Factor in Quality Systems. Human Resource Management System according to ČSN ISO 9000:2001 Requirements and Excellence EFQM Model. Forms and Structures of Employee Education towards Quality. Philosophy of a Learning Company. Measurement and Evaluation of Effectiveness of Training. Role of Top Management in Quality Management. Delegation of Powers. Communication and Motivation in Quality Management Systems. Measurement of Employee Satisfaction. Management of People, Styles of Management. Team Work and its Forms in Quality Management. Groups of Quality, KAIZEN, 5S Method, Investor in People. Knowledge Management – 5 S Method, Investors in People. Knowledge Management – definition, historical development; knowledge management in QMS current documents; definition of basic activities in the KM area; knowledge management as a process; key processes in the KM area; knowledge worker (distinctive features, management barriers); methods of intangible assets/knowledge evaluations; knowledge management assets . Company Culture and TQM. Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Principles of Company Management Systems.

Compulsory literature:

[1] Zelený, M.: Human System Management. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2005, ISBN 981-02-4913-6 [2] Imai, M.: KAIZEN, The Key to Japans Competitive Success. McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Translation: Computer Press, 2004, ISBN 80-251-0461-3 [3] Murphy, S.E. – Riggio, R.E.: The Future of Leadership Development. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, Mahwah, New Jersey/USA, 2003, ISBN 0-8058-4342-6 [4] McNabb, D. E.: Knowledge Management in the Public Sector, M.E.Sharpe, Inc. New York, 2007, ISBN 13: 978-0-7656-1727-9.

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