Let me start by clearly stating that Fran and I have been married over forty years and I am very happily married. I have no interest in dating.
But, much as I hope your curiosity was piqued by the title of this blog, mine was piqued by a recent HBR Morning Advantage posting entitled "Love in the Age of Data." It referred to a recent Wall Street Journal essay recounting the successful search for love and marriage by Amy, a thirty year-old woman with a background in data analysis. Amy was not finding the "right man". She tried two of the web-based matching sites, with little success. So she wrote profiles of her ideal man, submitted those male profiles to the dating services to see what women would respond, and then looked at the responding women's profiles. She developed a database of the women's characteristics and their manner of response to her fictitious male profiles. She modified her own personal profile and resubmitted it.
What does this have to do with Baldrige, you ask? Read on! Know it or not, Amy was making good use of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence!
Have you applied the Baldrige Criteria in your life situations?