Category Archives: Workforce Focus

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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From Take Work to Make Work

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon For me, it started with e-mail on my laptop computer, progressed to cell phones, and then to text messages. When I accepted my first managerial position, I took work home with me and … Continue reading

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What’s Up with Patriotic Volunteers and Satisfied Employees?

By Christine Schaefer Did you know that a sense of patriotic duty has been shared by Baldrige examiners as a top reason they volunteer countless hours each summer to evaluate the performance of U.S. organizations applying for the Baldrige Award? What is … Continue reading

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Learning from a Restaurant Business Studied by Harvard Students

By Christine Schaefer Two years ago we wrote here about Pal’s Business Excellence Institute (Pal’s BEI) to highlight the role of the Kingsport, Tennessee-based small business as a training offshoot of the Baldrige Award-winning restaurant chain Pal’s Sudden Service. Launched 17 years … Continue reading

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High Social Skills vs. the Robots/Technology Tsunami

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey “What will people do better than computers?” was a question that Geoff Colvin, senior editor at large for Fortune magazine, asked a Quest for Excellence® conference audience a few years ago. “We’re seeing technology taking over jobs that … Continue reading

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