November 2012 – The World Quality Month

Quality simply cannot be simply be a set of activities or processes, working in isolation of an organization, nor can it merely be a function that is tightly integrated with “business” of an organization, it IS a way of life – be it that of an individual or organization, society or the nation or the world.

Hence, any output of a QUALITY effort should result in a, even if howsoever slight it might be, better world, today and for tomorrow.

World Quality Month is an annual celebration of quality and its impact in the world. Through the joint efforts of people passionate about quality and numerous quality organizations around the world, World Quality Month was inaugurated in November 2010. World Quality Month was established to reignite attention once generated in the 1980s by National Quality Month in the U.S. and to create a united, global forum for the people and organizations that have celebrated World Quality Days in November to come together and raise their voices for quality.”

I, in my most humble way, join ASQ in calling “upon the global quality community to submit news about upcoming events, stories on the impact of quality, research articles/white papers/best practices, or any other appropriate content that raises the voice of quality. Having a diverse collection of stories, events, and resources from around the world will effectively showcase the advancement and valuable quality contributions in businesses, communities, and institutions worldwide.”

Please do visit this site often to learn about quality tools and techniques, heroes, the stories of quality in practice every day, and World Quality Month events. Celebrate World Quality Month 2012 with the Global Quality Community. Together—through our collective passion for the community—we will raise the voice of quality worldwide.

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Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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