Category Archives: Performance Results

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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The Ups and Downs in an Evolution of Excellence

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, an evolution is a process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state. Here’s a story of an organizational evolution that includes … Continue reading

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Cascading Goals for Better Outcomes

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Most organizations have goals. And people who work there have goals, too. But the magic, experts say, is when organizational goals align with department goals that are in alignment with the workforce’s goals. Such goal … Continue reading

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Future Uncertain? Focus on Efficiency, Stewardship

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey With new policies and directions from an incoming Presidential administration, and the news media theorizing about uncertain futures for organizations across the economic spectrum, U.S. organizations, more than ever, need to ensure that they are … Continue reading

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What America Still Needs (Part 2)

In my last blog, I talked about the role of the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteria for Performance Excellence in enabling organizations of all kinds to achieve sustainable high performance. As I stated, a critical factor in this is the … Continue reading

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