New ISO Standard focuses on importance of people in quality management


ISO 10018:2012 Quality management – Guidelines on people involvement and competence provides a framework for organisations of all sizes, types, and activities to get the best out of people in the implementation of a quality management system based on ISO 9001. The Standard aims to be a useful tool for leaders, managers, supervisors, quality practitioners, quality management representatives, and human resource managers.

ISO 10018 describes:

  • processes that an organisation can use to implement and maintain people involvement and competence in quality management systems
  • actions that may be taken to strengthen people involvement

  • actions that can be taken to meet individual quality management system requirements, such as those specified in ISO 9001 Quality management systems – Requirements, although ISO 10018 can be used with other management system Standards.

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