Quality Quote – “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody has thought” Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (16/09/1893 – 22/10/1986). Hungarian biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.
Smartsheet has just announced an overhaul of the document attachment interface (finally – was a little overdue! 🙂 )
The new interface is a marked improvement which, when you click on the attachment button initiates a very nice window on the right-hand side of the window that shows the file information and also allows you to include a description to add context. You can also sort attachments by file name, date, user or file size.
Smartsheet (and the attachment function) is a great way to manage your ISO Management System, for Quality Assurance, Safety, Environmental Management or any of the other ISO Standards. CLICK HERE for more information.
Quality Quote – The fastest way to starve a horse is to assign two people to feed it. Author Unknown.
The point here isn’t about hungry horses – it is about the allocation and distribution of responsibilities. If one person responsible = one person is wholly and solely accountable. If two people are responsible, the responsibility is shared 50/50 and so on, so that the more people responsible, the less accountable they feel for ensuring the requirement is fulfilled or completed.
So when allocating responsibilities for Quality Management System (QMS) requirements (eg Corrective Actions) always ensure one person is appointed with primary ownership for the action/delivery of responsibility requirements.
Smartsheet have announced that forms now have a new style you can select for a clean, modern look.
Forms are a great way to allow employees to register information directly into a Smartsheet ISO Management System register and can be used for any Quality Assurance System including:
- ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
- ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
- ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems
- ISO 55001 Asset Management Systems
- ISO 17025 Testing & Calibration for Laboratories
- ISO 27001 Information Security
- ISO 22000 HACCP Food Safety
The modern look format forms will be applied automatically for all new forms however if you want to update your old forms simply select the following option in the form settings:
IF Knowledge IS Power,
AND With great power comes great responsibility,
THEN With great knowledge comes great responsibility.
Knowledgeable people – don’t over complicate situations to showcase your intellect. Use knowledge as you should power, with restraint, discretion and proportionally to achieve positive outcomes the greater good.