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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



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
! , - : /: - Stories may either be free-style or in paced-slide style on the themes of “Driving out Fear” or “Quality Life After the Pandemic.” Two to five minutes is the ideal length. Prizes (books) will be awarded for the best stories (voted by participants) in each style category, for funniest, education, and “Thing I will use tomorrow”. To register: ... more
Posted by Lizabeth Wesely-Casella on Team and Workplace Excellence Forum May 11, 2022 9:02 AM CDT

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Jeremiah Genest
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I'm doing an all-day workshop yes. Here's the more detailed agenda.

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I completely agree that psychological safety comes first. We should recognize that this is a significant ...

Jeffrey Veyera
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“Drive out fear, so that everyone may work effectively for the company” - W. Edwards Deming