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Baldrige Organizational Profile

The Organizational Profile (Baldrige Excellence Framework® preface) is a snapshot of your organization, the key influences on how it operates, and the key challenges it faces. It is the most appropriate starting point for self-assessment and for writing an application. It is critically important for the following reasons:

  • Helps identify gaps in key information and focus on key performance requirements and results

  • Use it as an initial self-assessment. Identify topics for which conflicting, little, or no information is available, use these topics for action planning

  • Sets the context for your responses to the Criteria requirements in categories 1–7

Explore the Baldrige Excellence Framework® Organizational Profiles.

Getting Started

How Baldrige Works
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Self-Assessing Your Organization
Baldrige Award


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Perfil Organizacional PDF This Spanish version of the Organizational Profile was provided by Maria DiazFonseca ( [at] (diazfonseca[dot]ms[at]gmail[dot]com)). Please contact her directly with any questions or comments.


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Created August 14, 2016, Updated February 10, 2023