- How do we encourage those who work in quality to understand their own value?
- How do we spread the message of quality in a marketplace overflowing with ideas about how to boost profitability and ever-changing management trends?
Then he mentioned ASQ’s mission “To increase the use and impact of quality in response to the diverse needs of the world.” and expressed his idea of ASQ mission to be more ambitious such as “To improve the function and value of goods and services worldwide, and to facilitate the development of new products and services that improve the quality of life.”
That let me thinking about HKSQ mission that “To promote greater awareness of the need for quality in Hong Kong for ensuring product and service excellence through continuous improvement of quality and customer satisfaction, and to provide continuing education to professionals involved in the quality and reliability disciplines.” Since all HKSQ executive committee members are voluntary and we haven’t full time staff, HKSQ can only run under extreme lean approach to provide our service. However, I can say we are the most active quality society in Hong Kong. Eventhough we have only limited resource included human resource and money, we could provide many activities included seminars, visits, workshops at least once per month, 3 times of newsletter per year and AGM gathering, as well as, Student Project Competition. Our new leaflet graphic showed that HKSQ as a key to open different quality aspects from Hong Kong to China, Asia and the World. It seems to enhance our Ambitious and our new slogan is “Quality and Innovation Today, Success Tomorrow”. Comparison on the resource between HKSQ and ASQ, I think HKSQ is enough ambitious at this moment.
However, I appreciated another ambitious organization named Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) which is consisting of all non-profit organizations in Asia that seek to improve quality of human life by contributing to the progress of science and technology; and to the development of industry through promotional activities for the research and development of philosophy, theory, methodology and application in the field of quality and quality management.
The following diagram showed the ANQ Way.
ANQ Way: Various regions of Asia form Asian Network for Quality with the Goal of contributing to creativity, integration, prosperity and quality of human life in Asia through the Strategy based on constancy of purpose, knowledge creation, voluntary spirit and system approach to improvement; living the Asian Way of harmony in diversity, mutual respect and austerity; following Core Values based on honesty, flexibility and self-control.
A View from the Q - http://asq.org/blog/
HKSQ - http://www.hksq.org/
ANQ Way - http://www.anforq.org/ANQWAY.asp