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A QualitEvolution is intended to capture positions and experiences as a participant in the evolution of the Quality profession into the 21st century. From its origins as the brainchild of Corporate Industrial Statisticians, our profession has transformed and evolved to incorporate and adapt to the demands and expectations of our modern existence.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Social Responsibility, STEM. and Quality

The post on View from the Q this month was very informative and inspirational.  ASQ has made excellent strides in defining and branding itself as a leader in Social Responsibility and its affiliated causes.

In my opinion, Quality should continue to embrace and advocate Social Responsibility and STEM.  Following a recent visit to the "Science Center" in my city with my family, I recognized how much positive advocacy the scientific community is providing for better living.

All three of these disciplines (Social Responsibility, STEM, and Quality) apply fact-based reasoning and objective methods to guide and drive society toward a greater good.  The Taguchi Loss Function is a very good example of how quality is oriented to minimize those negative outcomes which extend beyond business and organizations to affect society at large.

I hope that this message resonates with like-minded people who want, and are willing to act, towards a mutually beneficial society.  Social responsibility is not social entitlement, the burdens are placed upon each of use to adopt a mentality of stewardship and sustainability.