Welcome (BACK!) to the Team and Workplace Excellence Forum

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



! , - : /: - 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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Posted by Jeffrey Veyera on Team and Workplace Excellence Forum Apr 22, 2022 11:18 AM CDT
Join us on June 21st, 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm Pacific, for ASQ Storytime, a fun story share where you are invited to share your stories as a quality professional. 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 ... more
Posted by Jeffrey Veyera on Team and Workplace Excellence Forum Apr 3, 2022 12:28 PM CDT

Upcoming Events

Date & Time
06/21/2022 7:00pm CDT
United States

Recent Discussions

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.

Team Offsite.docx
Catherine Johannes
Hi Team and Workplace Excellence Forum! There's so much buzz around industry 4.0 and quality. How do you see ...
Great question Catherine, and one that I'm all-in for discussing, This will be a big thread I hope through the ...
The acatech Industry 4.0 maturity index has some great things in it, and most of section 4 "Industrie 4.0 ...
I think a lot of companies have quality 4.0 initiatives that involve better use of data. Kenett and Redman (2019) ...
Janet Lentz
” We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not ...

Thank you for this GREAT POST @Janet Lentz ! You are the first place winner for content creation in the new portal!!

Norm Howe
Google analyzed the factors that make a work team successful. They found five that were important. Of those five, ...
Norm Howe Mar '22

Brings us back to Deming and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: we can't do much when we're afraid for our own survival.

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

Jeremiah Genest
In the article " What a Year of WFH Has Done to Our Relationships at Work " at HBR the authors discuss the impact of the ...
Jeremiah Genest Mar '21
Jeffrey Veyera
Or at the very least have something interesting to say about driving fear out of the workplace? We’re looking for ...
Jeffrey Veyera Feb '22
Jeremiah Genest
I'm preparing to do video interviews with our C-suite and other key leaders to discuss why quality is important. ...
Jeremiah Genest Feb '21
What would it mean to the company if every one of our customers loved our products and services and how they get them?
Jeffrey Veyera
There are a lot of other demands on our time these days: work, family, exercise, hobbies, glowing screens of all ...
Jeffrey Veyera Dec '21

Interesting question! There is so much people can contribute to ASQ to make it a successful organization. One of my ...

Jeremiah Genest
There is a large body of research that demonstrates that 55 hours is the maximum a human being can work in a week, and ...
Jeremiah Genest Apr '20
The pervasive culture of overwork being to the advantage of the employer is something that will be very difficult ...
Lizabeth Wesely-Casella
We're getting into that time of year when there aren't a lot of ‘manufactured days of gratitude.' Executive ...

Most managers are glass half empty types. So this is hard for them (ME!) We have to learn these behaviors and then ...

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