Category Archives: Baldrige Award Recipients

Baldrige Award Judges’ Panel: Interview with New Member Mary Kay Fyda-Mar

By Christine Schaefer Next Wednesday, the Judges’ Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet to decide which 2017 Baldrige Award applicants will receive site visits as part of the process for identifying national role models. Of the 12 judges on … Continue reading

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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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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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Learning from a Restaurant Business Studied by Harvard Students

By Christine Schaefer Two years ago we wrote here about Pal’s Business Excellence Institute (Pal’s BEI) to highlight the role of the Kingsport, Tennessee-based small business as a training offshoot of the Baldrige Award-winning restaurant chain Pal’s Sudden Service. Launched 17 years … Continue reading

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