B. Vijayalakshmi, G. Yamuna
Abstract: A quality circle is a participatory management technique that enlists the help of employees in solving problems related to their own jobs. Circles are formed of employees working together in an operation who meet at intervals to discuss problems of quality and to devise solutions for improvements. In the belief of employees can able to solve the issues by their own involvement and approach, quality circles are quite implemented in all most all organizations. The present research paper is an attempt to explain at what extent that the Quality Circles implementation can influence institutional performance that has been influenced by Employee Voluntary Participation, Team Spirit, and Working environment. This paper is an empirical research using the sample of Technical Educational Institutions in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and the respondents were selected from these institutions. Proposed Hypotheses were testing using multiple regression analysis (Structural Equation Modeling). The findings show that employee participation and working environment has a positive impact quality circle implementation while team spirit has a negative influence on quality circle implementation.
Keywords: Employee voluntary participation, Team spirit, Working conditions, Quality circle and Institutional Performance