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Compare two professional societies standards and codes of ethics.

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I chose to compare the American Productivity and Quality Control (APQC) and the Center for Continuous Quality Improvement (CCQI) societies standards and codes of ethics. Each of these organizations deals with quality control yet their methods and ideology are dissimilar. Ethically both societies aim to act in a reasonable manner toward higher quality in organizations, however, the applied ethics differ between the two societies.

The American Productivity and Quality Control society was formed to improve productivity by examining successful operations and defining benchmarks and measurements to increase productivity of white-collar workers. Jack Grayson founded the society, upon his fears that "productivity was on a steep decline"(http://www.apqc.org/history). Quality training was added including quality improvement methodologies, and advisory services with the thought that quality is an important component of productivity. The American Productivity and Quality Control society believes it is "almost impossible to improve productivity without improving quality" (http://www.apqc.org/history). The APQC also believes strongly in benchmark methodology and determining best practices. To this end they have developed a business taxonomy called the Process Classification Framework, which defines activities, and processes across 12 enterprise -level operating and management categories" (http://www.apqc.org/history). The basic Process Classification Framework is over 18 pages of benchmarks, and is also available in 11 industry specific categories. The society works with organizations to transfer high-performing processes from successful ...

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This solution compares the American Productivity and Quality Control (APQC) and the Center for Continuous Quality Improvement (CCQI) societies' standards and codes of ethics. Each of these organizations deals with quality control yet their methods and ideology are dissimilar. It includes APA references.

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