World Quality Day
9 November 2023
World Quality Week
6 to 10 November 2023
World Quality Month
Quality Month is an annual celebration observed in November to highlight the importance of quality management in organizations across different industries. During this month, businesses and organizations worldwide come together to share best practices, celebrate achievements, and raise awareness about the importance of quality management. The objective of Quality Month is to encourage companies to focus on continuous improvement in their processes, products, and services to enhance customer satisfaction and achieve sustainable growth.
Many companies celebrate the month of November as Quality Month.
There is no clear reason for selecting the month of November as Quality Month. Some think that this was the month selected by Japanese back in 1960-70 period.
American Society for Quality (ASQ) celebrates the World Quality Month (WQM) during the month of November. Click here to see the latest post related to the Quality Month.
The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) used to celebrate World Quality Day on the second Thursday in November. However, since 2021, CQI is celebrating the World Quality Week instead of Quality Day. For the year 2023 it is celebrated from 6 to 10 November 2023.
CQI World Quality Week 2023 theme
The theme of CQI 2023 World Quality Week (#WQW23) is Quality: realizing your competitive potential.
"Our focus will be helping you to achieve this through quality improvement principles and methods, and sharing best practice." Source: CQI Website
It is a time to recognize the achievements of quality professionals, reflect on the successes and challenges of the past year, and share best practices for ensuring quality in all areas of our lives. This week long event provides a platform for organizations, individuals, and communities to come together and highlight the importance of quality, while also promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
How to Celebrate World Quality Day/Week/Month?
World Quality Week / Quality Month Ideas
Here are some examples of the activities which can be performed during this month to promote quality:
- Hold a Quality Training Session: Provide training to your team to enhance their quality knowledge and skills.
- Quality Management Certifications: Encourage employees to pursue Quality Management Certifications to improve their expertise in the field.
- Quiz Competition: Organize a quiz competition on quality-related topics to promote learning and engagement.
- Lunch and Learn Sessions: Conduct a series of Lunch and Learn sessions where employees can learn and discuss quality topics while having lunch.
- Poster Competition: Hold a poster competition with quality themes to encourage creativity and awareness.
- Essay Competition: Host an essay competition on quality topics to promote critical thinking and written communication skills.
- Suggestion Scheme: Launch a suggestion scheme where employees can submit their ideas for improving quality in the organization.
- Employee Recognition: Recognize and appreciate employees who have made significant contributions to quality in the organization.
- A Gift for Your Team: Provide a small gift or token of appreciation to your team for their dedication to quality.
- Active Engagement and Message from Senior Management: Encourage active engagement and participation from senior management to show their commitment to quality.
- Quality Banners and Posters: Display quality-related banners and posters throughout the workplace to promote awareness.
- Quality Month Slogans: Develop catchy and memorable slogans to promote quality awareness during the month.
- Quality Newsletter: Publish a quality-focused newsletter to provide updates and information on quality-related topics.
- Join a 52-Week Email Based Quality Management Course: Encourage employees to sign up for a free 52-week email-based Quality Management course to enhance their knowledge and skills.
- QG-Quality365: Join this program to receive daily emails featuring engaging quality-related questions, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving.
- Sharing Success Stories: Share success stories of quality initiatives and improvements in the organization to inspire others.
- Take the Quality Month Challenge: Introduce a challenge related to quality for employees to participate in and promote engagement.
- Promote Famous Quotes: Share famous quotes related to quality to inspire and motivate employees.
- Quality Management Videos: Show quality management videos during breaks or lunchtime to promote learning and engagement.
World Quality Week 2022 Poster
Printable version of posters will be available soon.
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