Category Archives: Baldrige Award Process

Is the Customer Really Always Right? A Hotel Company Invests in its Employees First

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey What if you turned the service philosophy “the customer is always right” on its head and considered your employees first? What would happen to your customer service? Employees first (or ladies and gentlemen first) is a … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Provide the Best Assessment Possible

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey How can you provide the best assessment possible? First, you need to understand what/whom you are assessing. For the Baldrige Program, in alignment with its mission, that means understanding the organization being assessed, either for a Malcolm … Continue reading

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Focus on the Baldrige Board of Overseers: Rulon Stacey

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Like other federal programs, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is overseen by an advisory committee whose members are appointed by a cabinet member of the Presidential administration; in our case, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. By … Continue reading

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Do We Need National Standards for Organizational Excellence?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Every day, each one of us may come upon a standard of excellence that improves the quality in our own lives, and we may not even know it. Here at the National Institute of Standards … Continue reading

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What Brings More Insight: the Answers or the Questions?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey What if you were asked to speak on a topic for which you had no expertise? Would you turn down the assignment because you felt that audience members were already experts and you didn’t have … Continue reading

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