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Employee involvement in hotel total quality management

Published Online: 31 May 2016
Volume & Issue: Volume 7 (2015) - Issue 4 (December 2015)
Page range: 55 - 67
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2543-831X
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25 Apr 2014
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The paper focuses on the analysis of the employees’ behaviour, specifically in their involvement and commitment in hotel service after the implementation of a quality management system. When organization fails to involve the employees in a meaningful way, two types of workers could be identified; employees with high efficiency and employees with resistance to change. In this qualitative study, it was observed that if an employee doesn’t feel a sense of accomplishment, even when he constantly receives training courses, has incentives or sanctions, it is going to be difficult to get his involvement and commitment with the organization goals. This situation happens because the hotel quality management system is supported by an isomorphism with standardized rules that proceeded or originate from a different context and, in that system the features of the company and workers were not considered. The case study war carried out in a touristic destiny of sun-beach tourism in Mexico. Questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were prepared to elicit the employees’ participation in decision-making process, the employees’ involvement and commitment to achieve organization’s quality objectives, the employees’ efficiency in production processes and service, and the socialization. As already stated earlier, the intention of this paper is to develop an understanding of the actual practices that guide the relationships of human resources, when quality is joined as a contingent element.

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