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A Map for Total Performance

No one can deny that there are plenty of quality tools out there to improve performance—of a team, of a process, of a product—but to integrate those tools and

Of Jurors, Students, and Patients

I wasn't going to write about my recent experience, but further reflection compels me to share some thoughts. I recently fulfilled part of my civic

The Baldrige Approach to Innovation

The Baldrige Excellence Framework, as a systems perspective, has taken a holistic approach to the important topic of innovation. This perspective comprises a

Resources for the Baldrige Community

One of the Baldrige Program's strategic advantages is its very engaged community. In fact, Baldrige not only depends on its dedicated volunteer workforce of

Leading from the Back

A shepherd is a person who tends, herds, feeds, or guards herds of sheep. Because sheep eat grass, clover, and other pasture plants, they can't stay stagnate in

Why Support Use of the Baldrige Framework?

Why the American Hospital Association (AHA) believes that using the Baldrige Health Care Criteria can help hospitals get better faster was explained recently in

Baldrige for a More Effective Job Search

A new year brings with it an opportunity to be grateful for your many blessings. At the Baldrige Program, one of our blessings has to be the engaged community

A Memorable Quest for Excellence Moment

Before you read further, get your tissues out. I have had many memorable moments over the years at Quest for Excellence conferences. And I have never left an

It's Not That Simple

I have recently read numerous copies of the same short blog post on different web sites. The blog post says there is one simple question to ask that will give

What Can Be Learned By Following a Thread

The beauty of the systems approach in the Baldrige Excellence Framework is that it depicts the interwoven connections of an organization. In any business

Fanfare for Baldrige in Health Care

In January 2015, the 2015–2016 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Health Care)—which contains the Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, core values and


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Blogrige, the official blog of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, shares practical guidance, success stories, examples, and inspiration on how Baldrige resources can support your long-term success, whether your organization is large or small, has one site or worldwide locations, and is just getting started or continuously improving.

The Baldrige Program offers a comprehensive and proven leadership and management framework that focuses on results in all areas of your organization. Learn more about the Baldrige Progam, the products and services available to help your organization succeed, and how to self-assess using the Baldrige framework.

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The views presented here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of NIST.