Learn more about the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, the national Award, other state programs, and the many Baldrige communities in search of performance excellence by exploring the content below.


Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Established in 1987, the Baldrige Program is credited with making quality and performance excellence a national priority. Administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Program and Award recipients are admired worldwide. Many states and countries have programs modeled after Baldrige. The Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework is widely used as an assessment and…

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American Society for Quality

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has been the leading membership-based quality improvement organization in the U.S. for more than 50 years. Its members have initiated most of the quality methods used throughout the world, including statistical process control, quality cost measurement and control, total quality management, failure analysis, and zero defects. The site offers…

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Focus on the Baldrige Board of Overseers: Pat Greco

Repost from NIST 01/09/2018 In an ongoing blog series, we will be interviewing members of the Board of Overseers. In the interviews, they share their insights and perspectives on their experiences, on the Baldrige Program and its products and services, and on the Baldrige approach to organizational improvement. Following is an interview of Pat Greco, Ph.D.,…

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Baldrige Excellence Framework

A Systems Approach to Improving Your Organization’s Performance For nearly 30 years, the Baldrige Excellence Framework has empowered organizations to accomplish their missions, improve results, and become more competitive. The Baldrige Excellence Framework includes the Criteria for Performance Excellence, core values and concepts, and guidelines for evaluating your processes and results. Whether used as guidance…

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Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder

“The Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder […] is a self-assessment tool to help organizations better understand the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management efforts and identify improvement opportunities in the context of their overall organizational performance. This self-assessment tool blends organizational assessment approaches from the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) with the concepts and principles of…

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