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The Official Baldrige Blog

What Does THAT Have to Do with the Baldrige Excellence Framework?!

cartoon image of distressed rider in taxi

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To entertain you, to grab your attention, and (of course!) to advance your understanding of the Baldrige Excellence Framework, staff members who contribute to this blog have occasionally written some odd posts—or, at least, given them curious titles.

In case you’ve missed one or more of these, I’m sharing links to a selection of them below. I hope such posts encourage you (or people you know who are new to Baldrige) to appreciate the relevance and value of the Baldrige framework as a foundation for improving the performance of any organization.

Without further delay, following are ten previously published Blogrige posts that connect concepts from the Baldrige framework with such unexpected topics as …

  1. Vomiting in a cab 
  2. Surviving a “hot yoga” class 
  3. Making New Year’s resolutions
  4. Writing an online dating profile
  5. Wearing an ugly holiday sweater
  6. Getting married
  7. Babysitting grandchildren

As always, your thoughts (and humor) are welcome here. Consider commenting below to share your observations and insights about Baldrige concepts.  

About the author

Christine Schaefer

Christine Schaefer is a longtime staff member of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and current leader of the Education Team—a group of four who produce publications and communications and...

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Permit me the opportunity to ramble a little, and then I will pull all my musings together. New York Times Puzzles I enjoy solving puzzles! I start each morning


Mission accomplished! I was very entertained. Very creative and resourceful perspective on Baldrige framework applications.
Taking your Baldrige vows seriously and yourself lightly! Even more so after hot yoga in Chicago! Marvelous!

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