Category Archives: Baldrige Director

Organizational Excellence in the Cyber-Risky Age

In August of 1987 Congress created a public-private partnership that spawned a global movement, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. This small program was given a great big purpose: to improve the quality and performance of U.S. businesses so as to improve our … Continue reading

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How the Latest Baldrige Award Winners Manage for Innovation

By Christine Schaefer The Baldrige Excellence Framework (which includes the Criteria for Performance Excellence) fosters an approach to innovation that is systematic and integrated throughout an organization. Innovation, as defined in the glossary of the 2015–2016 Baldrige framework booklet, means … Continue reading

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What is Baldrige Becoming? The Right Choice for Any Organization

Posted by Bob Fangmeyer This week, we officially released the 2015-2016 Baldrige Excellence Framework: A Systems Approach to Improving Your Organization’s Performance. This is the first time in the 27-year history of the Baldrige Program that the booklet containing the … Continue reading

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Big Q, Little Q, and Baldrige

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey In the 1980s, Dr. Joseph Juran, one of the Baldrige Program’s first overseers, coined the term “Big Q” to serve as a quality “umbrella”: little q would encompass goods and those processes directly related to the … Continue reading

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Fellows Promote Excellence and Are Promoted Themselves

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Here’s an interesting tidbit about the Baldrige Executive Fellows, a nationally ranked leadership development program for senior leaders, that looks at the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence through the lens of leadership. There have been … Continue reading

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