Category Archives: Baldrige News

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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Update on Communities of Excellence 2026

By Christine Schaefer What’s the latest on the initiative launched last year to create “an archipelago” of high-performing communities in the United States using a framework based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence? I recently asked Stephanie Norling, managing … Continue reading

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What Is It Like to Train as an Examiner?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey For years, professionals with a passion for continuous improvement have taken advantage of a program that allows them to train like Baldrige examiners–to get to the very heart of operational excellence and to be world-class assessors of … Continue reading

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International Inspiration from Baldrige

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Stories around the world support the assertion that the Baldrige Excellence Framework and its Criteria are the world standard for performance excellence*. The framework, as well as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award that uses the Criteria as … Continue reading

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Students from One Baldrige Community Learn Importance of Manufacturing

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Since 2012, Manufacturing Day has celebrated modern manufacturing to inspire the future U.S. workforce. In the Baldrige community, in alignment with the Baldrige mission to improve the competitiveness and performance of U.S. organizations for the benefit … Continue reading

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