An exploratory assessment of the relationship between locus of control and Kaizen event success

Sarah M. Asio, Jennifer A. Farris

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Abstract

Previous studies have identified the outcomes and critical success factors for Kaizen event effectiveness in performance improvement projects conducted by teams of participants under the direction of a facilitator. This study seeks to extend the previous research to the concept of locus of control - a personality trait that defines an individual's belief that events are controlled internally or externally. Locus of control has been reported to be associated with work success and other psychological aspects of life. The study hypothesizes that there exists a relationship between a Kaizen team's locus of control and Kaizen event success. This research presents an exploratory assessment of the relationship between locus of control (internal or external) for Kaizen event teams and social and technical system outcomes such as understanding of continuous improvement, team member skills and attitudes, goal achievement, impact on area, overall perceived Kaizen event success and an additional data envelop analysis relative efficiency measure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Pages1242-1251
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780983762430
StatePublished - 2014
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: May 31 2014Jun 3 2014

Publication series

NameIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014

Conference

ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period05/31/1406/3/14

Keywords

  • Attribution bias
  • Kaizen event
  • Kaizen teams
  • Locus of control

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