For more than 30 years, the Baldrige Excellence Framework has empowered organizations to accomplish their missions, improve results, and become more competitive. The Baldrige Excellence Framework includes the Criteria for Performance Excellence, core values and concepts, and guidelines for evaluating your processes and results.
Whether used as guidance in establishing an integrated performance management system or for self-assessing progress, the Baldrige Excellence Framework is about helping you innovate and improve. Available for Business/Nonprofit (including Manufacturing, Service, Small Business, Nonprofit, and Government, Education, and Health Care sectors. Learn about the Impacts of Baldrige.
A Baldrige-based self-assessment can help your organization improve and succeed. The Baldrige Excellence Framework can help you improve communication, productivity, and effectiveness and achieve your strategic goals. Use Baldrige Improvement Tools to help you get started.
The Baldrige Excellence Builder PDF is another way to get started. It is based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework and its Criteria for Performance Excellence. Use the Excellence Builder to assess your organization against the most important features of organizational performance excellence and learn about the Baldrige Excellence Framework.
Learn about other Baldrige Products and Services to help your organization succeed.
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. Baldrige Award applicants cite the feedback report as the most significant benefit of applying. Learn more about the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the Feedback Report.
What People Are Saying
Gordon Black, Former Chairman and CEO, Harris/Black International Ltd.
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Others Don’t
Purchase Baldrige Excellence Framework Business/Nonprofit, Education, Health Care
Purchase Previous Framework Versions: 2017-2018, 2015-2016, 2013-2014
2019-2020 Self-Analysis Worksheet Word
Changes from the 2017–2018 Baldrige Excellence Framework PDF
Baldrige Excellence Builder
Baldrige Key Terms
Baldrige Improvement Tools
The Baldrige Criteria 101 Word