Category Archives: Operations Focus

It’s Like Sampling and Buying Jam

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon This is about strategic thinking. However, I need to preface it with a story. It all started with an NPR broadcast recently that discussed data from a TED talk by Sheena Iyengar. In … Continue reading

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Being Remarkable from the Boardroom to the Bedside

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey “Remarkable” means extraordinary, uncommon, worthy of notice or attention, unusual. Would you use that word to describe your place of work? How about your hospital? Now imagine how much more confidence you would have in … Continue reading

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The Quest for “Audacious Excellence”

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey At the upcoming 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference, Pete Reicks, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Performance Excellence for Baldrige Award recipient Elevations Credit Union, will be presenting, he says, on something truly “audacious”: the credit … Continue reading

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Want to Improve Education? Why Process Management Matters

By Christine Schaefer Since Pewaukee School District in Wisconsin earned a Baldrige Award in 2013, its superintendent, JoAnn Sternke, has often conveyed the benefits of the Baldrige Excellence Framework for U.S. education organizations. Through her presentations at best-practice-sharing conferences and … Continue reading

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It Started Out About an Award, It Ended Up About Operational Improvement

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Throughout the almost 30-year history of the Baldrige Award, high-achieving organizations that might already be tops in their industries have been attracted to the idea of winning this highest, national, Presidential award for organizational performance … Continue reading

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