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Effectiveness of Total Quality Management: An Industrial Undertaking
L. Maria Arulraj and Clayton Michael Fonceca PDF

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This research examines the efficacy of Total Quality Management (TQM) practices within the automotive sector, with a focus on a reputed company in Hosur. Recognizing TQM as crucial for organizational success in today's competitive landscape, the study fills a notable gap in research regarding TQM's application within the automobile industry. Using a descriptive research methodology and a sample of 110 employees selected through the Krejcie and Morgan technique, the study delves into various facets of TQM, including customer focus, people management, supplier quality management, continual improvement, process management, and barriers to implementation. Hypotheses are formulated to analyse relationships among these factors, offering valuable insights into TQM dynamics within the organization. Despite challenges such as time constraints and language barriers, the research perseveres, employing the Likert scale for data collection and ensuring tool validity through pre-testing. Findings aim to contribute to academia and practitioners, guiding organizations toward sustained success through suggestions for organizational enhancement, HRD strategies, and quality research and design department improvements. By shedding light on TQM's significance in the automotive sector, this study facilitates informed decision-making and fosters a culture of quality excellence within organizations.

 

Keywords: Total quality management, Customer focus, People management, Supplier quality management.

 

A Study on Individual and Group Effects of Workplace Bullying
A. Praveen Thomas and C.R. Christi Anandan PDF

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This study looks into the connection between bullying at work and how it affects both individual and group motivation in office environments. Through the use of a descriptive research methodology and the Likert scale for data collecting, the study seeks to determine the importance, associations, and variations between several workplace bullying-related variables. Using stratified and random sampling approaches, the study focuses on a broad sample of fifty-five participants from both technical and non-technical divisions of the private sector. The goals encompass determining how bullying affects both people and groups, evaluating motivation levels, investigating gender disparities, and examining work experience variations in relation to bullying in the workplace. Through examining the effects of this widespread problem on individuals as well as groups, the research hopes to offer useful information to help organizations address and lessen the detrimental effects of bullying on their workforce.

 

Keywords: Workplace bullying, motivation, organizational behavior, employee well-being, psychological impact.

 

Exploring the Challenges and Barriers of Employees towards Occupational Health and Safety
Solomon Kiran and Clayton Michael Fonceca PDF

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Occupational health and safety (OHS) is paramount for maintaining a safe and productive work environment. This research aims to explore the challenges and barriers faced by employees in adhering to OHS practices in the manufacturing industry. The study employs a descriptive research design, utilizing probability sampling to select 121 respondents from a total population of 2500 employees. Data collection is conducted through questionnaires using Likert scale measurements to assess employees' perceptions and experiences regarding OHS. Statistical techniques such as Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation, ‘Z’-test, F-ANOVA, and Chi-Square are employed for data analysis using SPSS 21. Primary data is collected from a pharma medical based company in India, while secondary sources include literature, journals, and online resources. The findings of this study are crucial for identifying key factors hindering OHS compliance and promoting a culture of safety in the workplace. Limitations include the exclusion of contract laborers and language barriers in data collection. Addressing these challenges will contribute to enhancing employee safety, reducing absenteeism, and improving organizational performance.


Keywords: Occupational health and safety, workplace management, hazards, responsibility, safety culture.

 

Training Need Analysis of Employees and its Impact in an Manufacturing Industry
P. Madhumitha and D. Moieeson Thairiyam PDF

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This research examines the Training Need Analysis (TNA) of employees in the manufacturing industry, with a focus on a reputed company in Hosur. In the ever-evolving manufacturing landscape, the continuous development of employees' skills and knowledge is paramount for organizational successThis abstract delves into the significance of conducting comprehensive Training Need Analysis (TNA) for employees in the manufacturing industry using a descriptive research methodology and a sample of 100 employees. Hypotheses are formulated to analyze relationships among various factors. The research perseveres, employing the Likert scale for data collection and ensuring tool validity through pre-testing. It highlights the importance of identifying skill gaps, understanding employee performance, and aligning training initiatives with organizational goals. The purpose of this article is to offer insights and useful suggestions for putting into practice efficient TNA procedures in order to improve employee efficiency and support the overall growth of manufacturing industries.


Keywords: Training need analysis, skill gap analysis, performance improvement, employee performance.

 

Exploring the Challenges and Uncertainties faced by Gig Workers
Rosario Maria Lauren and C.R. Christi Anandan PDF

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The goal of this study is to examine the wide range of difficulties and unknowns that gig workers encounter in the quickly changing gig economy. The lack of benefits, unstable employment, and income instability are just a few of the aspects of these issues that are examined in this research.It also looks at the social and psychological effects of gig labor, including difficulties striking a work-life balance, loneliness, and unhappiness with one's job. Additionally, the study looks into how technology might help gig workers or make their struggles even more difficult. It emphasizes the necessity of business policies and legislative actions that give gig workers' rights and protections first priority. The need of comprehending and resolving the difficulties and uncertainties experienced by gig workers is emphasized in the paper's conclusion in order to create a just and inclusive labor market in the digital era. This research adds to the ongoingdiscussion about the gig economy and how it affects workers' lives by illuminating the nuances of freelance labor. The results bear noteworthy
implications for regulators, businesses, and workers in their endeavours to negotiate the dynamic terrain of the gig economy.


Keywords: Health, safety, legal access, social-status, delivery service, legislation, fatigue.

Attitude and Awareness of Youth on Alcohol Consumption
S. Nandakumar and S. Henry Daniel Ambrose PDF

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This study explored youth attitudes and awareness regarding alcohol consumption, focusing on prevalence, health effects, mental health impacts, and social consequences. Employing a descriptive research design with a quantitative approach, it aimed to comprehensively understand alcohol consumption among college students. A sample of 50 undergraduate students was randomly selected for data collection through a questionnaire covering demographic details, attitudes towards alcohol, health effects, mental health impacts, and social consequences. Despite facing challenges in data collection due to respondents' time constraints, no tool modification was necessary during pre-testing. The study's findings contributed to evidence-based recommendations for promoting responsible drinking and addressing alcohol-related issues among youth. By shedding light on these aspects, the research strived to enhance awareness and facilitate informed decisionmaking regarding alcohol consumption among young individuals, thereby potentially reducing associated risks and negative impacts on health and society.


Keywords: Youth, alcohol consumption, attitudes, awareness, prevalence, health effects.

 

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