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How Does My Organization Compare? Scan Here!

Are We Making Progress? Scan the QR code ( to take the survey.
Credit: Alliance for Performance Excellence

Is Your Organization Making Progress Toward Excellence?

Yes? Well, maybe? How do you know?

The Alliance for Performance Excellence, a Baldrige Program partner and nonprofit network of Baldrige-based state and regional programs, just made it a little easier to know. Alliance members took the Baldrige Are We Making Progress? survey and turned it into an online tool to help organizations identify ideas for making improvements and to recognize opportunities for innovation.

Simple Survey

The survey is simple and quick! Questions 17 ask how you feel about your organization. These straightforward questions align with the categories of the 2021-2022 Baldrige Excellence Framework®: Proven Leadership and Management Practices for High Performance. Questions 8–10 are for blinded demographic information.

Other ways to use the Are We Making Progress? survey include asking your leadership team to complete it and comparing responses. Areas of disagreement might reveal a gap in priorities for further discussion or a consensus on where resources might be focused. Similarly, compare the responses of workforce segments (including remote or hybrid employees, volunteers, and temporary staff members), individual units, locations, or work teams.

Gain Comparative/Benchmark Data

After the survey is closed, you will receive the results for use as comparative/benchmark data, showing how your organization compares. You can segment the data by demographics (industry sector, organization size), so you can compare your organization with others and set priorities for performance improvement.

So, Are You Making Progress? How Do You Know?

Psst. Take the survey! And please share this survey with other organizations, including your partners, suppliers, collaborators, and other stakeholders.

Take the first step toward a Baldrige assessment and learn how the Baldrige Excellence Framework® can improve your organization's performance at More information on the framework and the national award can be found at

2021-2022 Baldrige Excellence Framework Business/Nonprofit feature image

Baldrige Excellence Framework®

The Baldrige Excellence Framework has empowered organizations to accomplish their missions, improve results, and become more competitive. It includes the Criteria for Performance Excellence, core values and concepts, and guidelines for evaluating your processes and results.

Purchase your copy today!

Available versions: Business/Nonprofit, Education, and Health Care

About the author

Dawn Bailey

Dawn Bailey is a writer/editor for the Baldrige Program and involved in all aspects of communications, from leading the Baldrige Executive Fellows program to managing the direction of case studies, social media efforts, and assessment teams. She has more than 25 years of experience, 18 years at the Baldrige Program. Her background is in English and journalism, with degrees from the University of Connecticut and an advanced degree from George Mason University.

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