Category Archives: Customer Focus

Baldrige Principles Bring Organizational Change, Learning to National Guard

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey What are the benefits and challenges of starting a Baldrige-based program from scratch in your organization? Lt. Col. Rory Thompson started such a program at the Idaho Army National Guard. In this blog, he shares … Continue reading

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Why Try the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder?

By Jacqueline Calhoun Which cybersecurity-related activities are most important to your business strategy and critical service delivery? How do you assess the effectiveness and efficiency of your use of cybersecurity standards, guidelines, and practices? To answer these questions and build … 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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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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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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