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Criteria for Performance Excellence

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The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence provide a systems perspective for understanding performance management. They reflect validated, leading-edge management practices against which an organization can measure itself. With their acceptance nationally and internationally as the model for performance excellence the Criteria represent a common language for communication among organizations for sharing best practices. The Criteria are also the basis for the Baldrige Award process.

Optional Self-Analysis Worksheet--
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This optional worksheet can be used in conjunction with the Criteria for Performance Excellence to accelerate your improvement journey by doing simple self-analysis, after responding to the Criteria questions. Use this worksheet to identify your own strengths and opportunities for improvement and to establish goals and action plans.
 


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