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This community has a wealth of knowledge and experience, so please, join and help super-charge this portal with your engagement!

 
This community is focused on advancing our collective knowledge related to teams, the workplace ecosystem, and how we can each play our part in designing high-functioning, enjoyable workplaces.

Our section is going through a phase of transformation, and as such, we could all benefit from 'refresh!'

Please, take some time to introduce yourself in the Discussion Forum.  Your leadership team will start the thread and we encourage you to join in!
 

Interesting and Active Discussion Sections:

  • "Just Ask Norm" - Practical knowledge and wise missives by Chair-Elect, Norm Howe
  • "Who Killed the Workplace" - Culture and leadership conversations by TWEF Chair, Jeff Veyera
  • "Human Interest and Interesting Humans" - Insights for building a 'Voice of the Customer' ecosystem by Secretary, Lizabeth Wesely-Casella
  • Regular, Informative Blog Posts
  • Interactive Q&A
 

Upcoming Activities & Benefits :

  • The Fearless Workplace Podcast - New Episodes Every Other Week
  • Storytime - Stories of Fear in the Workplace & How to Overcome It (June 21st, 8 pm ET / 5 pm Pacific)


Your officers are eager to support you in your experience.  Please feel free to contact any of the people below if you have ideas for engagement or questions:

Chair Emeritus - Jeremiah Genest
Chair - Jeff Veyera
Chair-Elect - Norm Howe
Secretary - Lizabeth Wesely-Casella

 

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How many times have you heard someone say after an unfortunate event, “Who’s going to get fired?” Most of us have probably experienced this. Yet, when we look at the people, processes (systems), and procedures, we often find that a different path should be taken. Wednes day October 19 , 2022. Time: 6:00 to 7 :30 pm PDT This is a virtual meeting. Log - in ... more
Posted by Norm Howe on Team and Workplace Excellence Forum Oct 8, 2022 2:17 PM CDT
ASQ Storytime was a fun story share where anyone was invited to share their stories as a quality professionals. The stories were either free-style or in paced-slide style on the themes of “Driving out Fear” or “Quality Life After the Pandemic.” Check it out: ASQ Storytime and let us know what you think. more
Posted by Norm Howe on Team and Workplace Excellence Forum Jun 29, 2022 8:45 AM CDT
ASQ membership includes access to all 27 technical communities. You can add TWEF to your membership at any time throughout the year by contacting Customer Care Representatives through chat, email, or by phone. more
Posted by Norm Howe on Team and Workplace Excellence Forum Jun 24, 2022 11:06 AM CDT

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Jeffrey Veyera
Why yes, yes it is. We can’t very well have great teamwork without it, can we? That’s why Norm and I have committed to ...
Jeffrey Veyera Feb '22
Norm Howe
Hello, My name is Norm Howe.  Hoping to add my experience to this forum.  My career started in R&D, then plant ...
Norm Howe Jan '21
Jeffrey Veyera
Your intrepid detectives Norm, Jeff, and Lizabeth have been on The Case of the Murdered Workplace for some weeks ...
Jeffrey Veyera Jun '22
Norm Howe Norm Howe Jun '22

“Shut up and color"!! LOL.

I wholeheartedly agree. “Growing up” in a C&C environment, it was absolute misery for a lot of people. It bred ...

@Jeffrey Veyera

Having been an officer in the US Navy, and on submarines (often described as "Management by ...

Jeffrey Veyera
Norm Howe and I are embarking on a new podcast to carry TWEF’s “fearless” message to the streets. Every other week, ...
Jeffrey Veyera Feb '22

Podcast name: This Week in Team Excellence

TWEF'N Out! or TWEF'N Out with Jeff & Norm

A very majestic suggestion, Diane!

Think Joe Jackson might let us repurpose his 80s hit for our theme song, Lisa? “Feeelins, TWEF’n ouuuuuuttt…..”

Podcast name: The Workplace

Imaging a podcast with content and title that changes with the theme. I think you hit it, Jeff: Fearless

Otherwise I like Saleh's The Work Place (maybe separate word for Place, as this is where you go for great ...

That's pretty to the point, Saleh!

Fearless has a nice ring to it for sure, Susan!

How about this for a Podcast Name: This Could Work

Jeremiah Genest
The Harvard Business Review in the article " What Job Crafting Looks Like " by Jane E. Dutton and Amy Wrzesniewski ...
Jeremiah Genest Mar '20

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I ran into this problem in a middle management job that had become unfulfilling. I wanted to ...

Janet Lentz
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” ~ Peter Drucker Ensuring employees are actively engaged in the success of ...
Janet Lentz May '22
Jeffrey Veyera
Folks, we're rebuilding the Team and Workplace Excellence Forum for 2022. This is a terrific opportunity for ...
Jeffrey Veyera Dec '21
Lizabeth Wesely-Casella
According to the Microsoft report titled The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work 62% of all frontline workers say ...

I worked with a professional coach and realized that for me, having a sense of achievement was very important. I was ...

Norm Howe Norm Howe Aug '22

@Janet Lentz
Achievement was #1 on Fred Herzberg's list of motivators. Interestingly, money was not.

Jeremiah Genest
The day is coming where parts of my team will be returning to the office. However, the days of expecting everyone to ...
Jeremiah Genest Apr '21
Norm Howe Norm Howe Apr '21
Will this be all day?
I'm doing an all-day workshop yes. Here's the more detailed agenda.

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Lizabeth Wesely-Casella
This is where the magic happens - and occasionally some work

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  • Building a Strong Quality Culture We at ASQ tend to be scientists and engineers.  Words like culture leave us confused, because we can’t measure it.  And we know that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.  I’d like to show you how we found a way to dramatically ...

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  • Building a Strong Quality Culture We at ASQ tend to be scientists and engineers.  Words like culture leave us confused, because we can’t measure it.  And we know that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.  I’d like to show you how we found a way to dramatically ...

    Date Created: 09/02/2022 03:37 PM
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