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Baldrige Improvement Tools

Choose the Baldrige self-assessment tools that fit your organization's needs. You may want to involve your entire workforce, choose participants from a cross section of functions and levels, or appoint a small group. Your organization's experience with the Baldrige Criteria will help you decide where to begin.

Are We Making Progress? and Are We Making Progress as Leaders?

Learn about the Baldrige Excellence Framework and quickly identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.

easyInsight: Take a First Step Toward a Baldrige Self-Assessment

Identify gaps in your understanding of your organization and compare your organization with others.

Organizational Profile

Complete this as the first step in a full self-assessment. Answering the questions in the Organizational Profile will help you identify gaps in key information and focus on key performance requirements and results. If you identify topics for which conflicting, little, or no information is available, you can use these topics for action planning.

Are You a Role-Model Leader?

Assess yourself and your leadership team against these role-model leadership attributes and behaviors.

Job Quality Toolkit

The Job Quality Toolkit is an actionable tool that organizations can use to improve the quality of the jobs they offer. This improvement tool is rooted in the Baldrige Excellence Framework®.

Foundations for a Successful Business

Foundations for a Successful Business helps your organization identify and leverage strengths and prepare to face challenges. This improvement tool describes organizational success in seven fundamental areas that apply to any corporation, nonprofit, government, or academic institution.

Conduct a Self-Assessment

Using the seven Baldrige Criteria Categories of the Baldrige Excellence Framework or the Baldrige Excellence Builder.


Purchase Baldrige Excellence Framework Business/Nonprofit, Education, Health Care
Baldrige Excellence Builder

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Created July 21, 2016, Updated June 29, 2023