Please reply to the below post in at least 250 words and 2 APA cited references
Chapters 1 & 2 in Quality Management for Organizational Excellence: Introduction to Total Quality
American Society for Quality (ASQ). (2016). What is total quality management (TQM)? Retrieved from http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/total-quality-m…
Part 1, Chapter 8 Introduction, & 8.1 in A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide 6th edition)
Slides 1-19 in the PowerPoint supplement to Quality Management for Organizational Excellence: Introduction to Total Quality
Budacia, E. A. (2015, Spring). Organizational culture as an instrument of the quality management within commercial firms. Romanian Economic and Business Review, 10(1), 40-49.
Fellague, M., & Bennafla, K. (2015, June). Organizational culture and the implimentation (sic) of total quality management in Sonatrach (Medgaz Project as case study). Indian Journal of Management Science, Vol. 1, 1-11.
Module 1: Discussion Forum
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Contrast the following constructs underlying competitiveness and quality relative to the United States, Japan, and Germany: Cooperation, high-quality education, labor markets, training, empowerment, leadership, and teamwork.
Tip: Using the CSU Global Library search engines, and key words such as competitiveness by country (Japan, Germany, US), cooperation, high-quality education, labor markets, training, empowerment, leadership, teamwork, and others, will yield credible resources to use in this discussion. Embed course material concepts, principles and theories, and supporting citations to support your answer to the prompt. Include at least one current (published in the most recent 5 years), scholarly, peer-reviewed reference in supporting your answer. The required reference can be found in the CSU Global Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references. Reply to at least two peer discussion posts to this weekly discussion prompt. Replies must be substantial and constructive in nature. Answering any questions posed by your instructor or classmates is also expected.