ASQ’s purpose is to empower individuals and communities of the world to achieve excellence through quality. While it can be summed up in one sentence, how it goes about fulfilling it requires a novel to explain.
I have been an ASQ member since 1990 and have served continuously as an ASQ member leader (aka volunteer) for 30-plus years. One of the many benefits of volunteering is the opportunity to observe, up close, how ASQ goes about practicing what it preaches.
Recently I attended two separate meetings where the topic of Job 1 and Job 2 was discussed. This topic was new to several of my coworkers and it was something I had not heard discussed in probably 20 years. For those of you not familiar with Job 1 and Job 2, allow me to explain:
A standard is a document established by consensus and approved by a recognized bodythat provides – for common and repeated use – rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.
The dedicated and selflessASQ member leaders are the primary reason why the society is able to fulfill its mission of: empowering individuals and communities of the world to achieve excellence through quality.