Approach

  • We all “give a little” to get back “a lot more”
  • Keep everything QMA as LEAN and informal as possible
  • Flex to give members the real value added activities & help they want, when and where they want it
  • Our chosen activities are all “pull” from member needs, no “push”
  • Agenda must be industry driven & supported by local economic development partners
  • Effectively communicate every possible networking opportunity
  • Use an “On-line” communication strategy to make it as easy as possible for all
  • Ruthlessly protect the time constraints of members i.e. Site tours ~ once per quarter – breakfast meeting format, < 2 hours
  • Make it easy for local manufacturing leaders to share, learn from others, & cooperate towards common goals
  • Use the “Member needs help” concept to offer help while protecting confidentialities
  • We create and destroy sub groups or strategic interest groups where there is “Pull”
  • No-selling – information exchange and networking only
  • Yearly renewal of our charter is essential to ensure balance between strategic and tactical goals needed to meet our mission