Both full time and part time faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences were enjoined to listen and learn on Total Quality Management (TQM) through Environmental Management System (EMS) and on Teamanship by Dr. Araceli C. Doromal, an alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences (1980- psychology graduate) and Mrs. Wilma Maravilla, High school guidance counselor and part time psychology teacher of the College of Arts and Sciences respectively during the CAS Management Audit on April 26, 2015 at the Presidents Hall. In the morning session, Dr. Araceli Doromal stressed that Total Quality Management (TQM) must be a philosophy of an organization. All levels or units in an organization are responsible and accountable in working to achieve environmental improvement. An organization should establish Environmental Management System (EMS) due to its obvious benefits first is the regulatory compliance by reaching or maintaining minimal standards set by the CHED, PRC and other accrediting agencies for not being compliant, the school may face fines and government intervention like suspension of its operations. She added that there are only three schools-UNO-Recoletos and two other schools in Western Visayas granted by CHED an autonomous status. If UNO-Recoletos wants to maintain the title of being “autonomous” everyone must contribute his/her share even in small acts like submission of the necessary documents promptly (grades, updated syllabi, accomplishments reports, certificates on seminars , community outreach activities, rituals and ceremonies photos etc.). Second benefit is the stakeholders’ expectations like mastery and level-up viability of the school organization- placements of graduates, quality instruction, teachers’ trainings and post graduate studies. She emphasized further that even teachers coming to class on time and prepared of the lessons are “must do” routines that the every student expects and third is the cost saving that every unit or member of the organization must avoid waste and unreasonable expenditures. Simple acts like PULSE (please use lights and save electricity), CLAYGO (clean as you go), and the 3R’s practice. She ended saying that to achieve TQM is hard, tough, and tiring. It should be a culture in the organization that everyone must regard it as a belief and a practice. In the afternoon session, Mrs. Wilma Maravilla discussed on teamanship. She claimed that that “Teamanship” can be a way of life- is should an aim, a drive, and a leverage of each member of the organization. Moreover, she pointed out four important concept of a team: first, a team is organic which is compose of individuals who are relational; second, a team is interdependent that one highly regard each other equally important; third, a team is enjoyable that all members are working with a happy disposition; and lastly, a team is civilized where members highly consider good work ethics and consciously practice the core values of the organization in the workplace and even their outside personal, social and business relations. She illustrated that a Team=individuals = group attitudes =group skills. It is a direction for a happy working environment so everyone becomes a productive worker. Moreover, she opined that all members of an organization must have the team spirit, a special attitude, to bind together as single group working toward a common goal. Ended saying that if everyone in the organization has the team spirit they take pride of what they are doing, all possesses self-confidence, highly objective, and passionate to work. Everyone feels the sense of accomplishment and sense of fulfillment.
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