Category Archives: Baldrige Excellence Framework (Criteria)

11 Examples of How the Baldrige Excellence Framework Strengthens Colleges and Universities

By Christine Schaefer Did you know that the first post-secondary education organization to earn a Baldrige Award—the nation’s highest honor for U.S. organizations that achieve excellence—is a four-year state university in the Midwest? The University of Wisconsin–Stout (see profile in … Continue reading

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First Step in Driving State Efficiencies: Create an Agency Profile

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey  How does a state government begin the process of strategic planning across many diverse agencies and workforce representatives? For the state of Arkansas, it began with the Efficiency Project, which was conducted by the Arkansas … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Information Analytics

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon The catch words in many research papers and business briefs today are big data, data analytics, and digital integration. Whatever it is called and no matter how large or small an enterprise, analysis … Continue reading

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11 Examples of How the Baldrige Excellence Framework Strengthens K-12 Schools

By Christine Schaefer The first two U.S. public school districts to earn Baldrige Awards—the nation’s highest honor for U.S. organizations that achieve excellence—showed that role-model performance can be achieved in elementary and secondary education schools and systems of wide-ranging sizes, … Continue reading

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Focus on the Baldrige Board of Overseers: Bennie Fowler

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Like other federal programs, the Baldrige 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 charter, the Baldrige Board … Continue reading

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