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The Official Baldrige Blog

Happy Independence Day from the Baldrige Program

Happy Independence Day showing an image of the U.S. flag with fireworks and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program logo in the background.
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The Baldrige Program would like to wish you and your families and friends a safe and happy Independence Day!

As I contemplate the upcoming holiday, I see many parallels between it and the Baldrige Program.

Just as July 4th is a uniquely American holiday, Baldrige is a unique public-private partnership to improve America’s organizations.

Just as Americans celebrate the escape from the bonds of tyranny, our Declaration of Independence, freedom of self-governance, and the creation of a new nation, Baldrige helps organizations escape from the bonds of poor performance, declare and celebrate continuous improvement, enjoy the freedom of self-assessment, and create a better organization on their own terms.

The Declaration of Independence was the product of a group of visionary leaders who dared to imagine a different future. Over the last 30 years, Baldrige has helped organizations visualize and operationalize their own desired future.

So, as you enjoy the cookouts, conversations, and fireworks, I invite you to do what I will do, pause for a few moments to be thankful for this unique public-private partnership and the extended Baldrige community that has benefitted so many individuals and organizations across the nation and around the globe.

About the author

Robert Fangmeyer

I am Bob, Director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. I have been with Baldrige since 1997 serving on many of the teams in the office in many different roles. Since becoming the Deputy...

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