A beautiful but windy afternoon played host
to this year’s summer event. The 2002 event took place on September
9th in the Physics courtyard. Members of Financial Management from
far and wide came together to socialize, listen to music and look
at each department’s QI dashboard. While staff browsed and enjoyed
the day, busy EIT members served fresh fruit and beverages and the
always helpful RQT team assisted with the set up.
The crowd was entertained by two musical performances
by Margo Murphy, Bill Christensen, Mary Jo Hershly and Chris Malins.
The band performed a four song set that included such favorites as
“Stepstone,” “This Land is Your Land” and
“City of New Orleans.” The group was accompanied by the
immense talents of Greg Canote (yes, THE Greg Canote) on the fiddle.
Prizes were also given out to lucky Fin Man
staffers. Each half hour, a University Book Store gift certificate
was awarded to a person whose name was drawn randomly. To assure fairness,
three people participated in each drawing. Congratulations to the
Although pleasure was the business of the day,
people did find time to review each department’s dashboard.
The poster board displays showing the progress each office has made
in identifying key processes & measures were first rolled out
at the Leaders Event in June, but this was the first time that the
entire division had a chance to see them.
Each dashboard laid out the challenges faced
in developing measures, ways that the challenges have been met and
the future plans for keeping each dashboard updated and constantly
With the perfect blend of food, music and conversation,
no one left the Summer Event unhappy.