Category Archives: Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility: Making a Quality Difference Where We Live, Work, and Play

This is a guest post by Jennifer J. Stepniowski, communications director at Pro QC International, a third-party quality consulting and engineering firm. She is an Influential Voices blogger for ASQ, vice chair of ASQ’s Social Responsibility Technical Community, and Education … Continue reading

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How Does Quality Fit Into Social Responsibility?

This is a guest post by Greg Allen, an environmental scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  He has degrees in biology, engineering management, and is nearing completion of a doctoral degree in organizational leadership.  His research involves assessing the … Continue reading

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Building Socially Responsible Organizations

Maybe you’ve seen the news over the past week: ASQ’s social responsibility (SR) initiative, TheSRO, has a new website. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. Here’s the link: www.thesro.org. At ASQ, our … Continue reading

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Quality In Fields "Beyond" Quality

Last month, ASQ headquarters opened our doors to visitors as part of an innovative weekend event called Doors Open. Many buildings in downtown Milwaukee, where we’re headquartered, offered behind-the-scenes tours to visitors. (Did you know ASQ offices are in a … Continue reading

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Roundup: How and Why Quality Professionals Use Social Media

We don’t always think of quality professionals using social media for professional networking. Yet according to ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers, many do just that—and most use social platforms beyond blogging.  Granted, the Influential Voices are a somewhat unique group—they blog … Continue reading

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July Roundup–Intersection of Social Responsibility and Quality

The time for social responsibility (SR) is here. No longer can organizations ignore society as a stakeholder—on that point, all appear to be in agreement. By all, I mean organizations that took part in a recent SR study conducted by IBM … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Quality and Social Responsibility

ASQ released our annual Pathways to Social Responsibility report, a collection of case studies by organizations that are furthering their social responsibility efforts. Reading their stories makes me think. ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility) was released on November 1, 2010, but was available in … Continue reading

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Roundup: The Past, the Future, Quality, and ASQ

It’s often said that those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it. In the world of quality, those who don’t know quality’s past may be challenged by its ever-changing future. Last month, I blogged about learning from … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Quality With Dr. Irani–Roundup

Last month, I shared a video of my conversation with Tata Group’s Dr. J.J. Irani. Irani is a truly enlightened quality leader, and I was not surprised that the ASQ Influential Voices shared unwavering respect for the Tata Group’s role … Continue reading

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Four Questions: Creating a Culture of Quality with Dr. J.J. Irani

As long as I have been associated with quality, I heard the phrase “quality starts at the top.” And most often the next sentence is something like, “I need help getting the message to the C-Suite.” Executives need to understand … Continue reading

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