Baldrige Consulting

Assessment - Application Development - Site Visit - Integrated Excellence System

The Baldrige Award is very much about learning and sharing. I have been most fortunate to work directly for more than 7 years with some of the top quality gurus (e.g., Dr. Edwards Deming, Dr. Armand Feigenbaum), dozens of award winners (Europe, Asia, North America, Australasia), and top organization leaders in the public and private sectors. As the student of these great people and organizations, I would very much appreciate the opportunity to share with you what I have learned in a practical and valuable manner that integrates seamlessly with your organizational culture. Simply stated below is what I can do to accelerate your rate of progress in achieving best-in-class excellence:

Baldrige Excellence Consulting Services

Training: Most experienced Baldrige trainer - I have trained thousands more people in Self-Assessment than the Baldrige Award Program since 1988 using the same 3-day format and the same materials as Baldrige. CEUs, certification, and graduate university credit offered.
Application Development: Make your first draft your final draft using my experience, integrated Criteria Response Templates, and Baldrige Best Practice Process Models. Finish in about two weeks and not several months.
Assessment: Diligence, objectivity, an actionable feedback report, and unsurpassed experience since year one of the Baldrige Award Program. I have assessed more than 20 national Baldrige Criteria-based award winners since 2007 - no one else comes close. Breakthrough: If you use the interview assessment approach, there is no writing and the information captured can be used to generate the final draft of your application saving you months of painful writing.
Site Visit Preparation: Preparation guidance and simulation (mock site visit) - A Baldrige site visit should be a positive and fun experience for your organization. Knowing in advance what questions they will ask, what documentation they will request, who they will talk to, and where they will go is the key to success.
Going Beyond Baldrige: Baldrige Award winners only score about 600 out of 1,000 possible points. Scoring significantly above 800 is easier, faster and much less costly than continuously improving to 600 when you implement a Total Baldrige Integrated Excellence System. It is readily adaptable to all types of public sector, healthcare, education, and private sector organizations. Preserve your culture and everything that works in your existing processes. Only change the process steps that are not needed or not capable of delivering excellent performance. See illustration below or call 1 425 444-4386.

The graphic below depicts the Baldrige Framework in terms of its key processes and systems.

Total Integrated Baldrige Excellence System

Baldrige Excellence Model

Why do more than 80% of the Criteria questions begin with "How"? Maybe it's because everything is a process or at least a part of a process. Each process in the Total Baldrige Integrated Excellence System is actually a core process that has been updated using knowledge gained from hundreds of assessments of public and private sector and health care and education Criteria users worldwide. These core processes are the 'best of the best'. However, the best processes in the world are useless unless you and your colleagues can accept and implement them. I have 30 years of experience in facilitating implementation of processes and systems while preserving the culture and special needs of various sizes and types of organizations. It is much easier to do than most people think. The key to success is to replace the core of your existing processes which are not capable of best-in-class performance with a best practice core processes. This allows you to preserve everything that works well, everything important to your success, your culture, and everything you are already the expert in.

Replacing incapable core processes with highly capable ones causes a shift in your improvement rate from gradual to breakthrough. I can do this for you for any process or system in the graphic or I can teach you how to do it. Please call me and I will be pleased to discuss this with you or visit with you.

Why do more than 80% of the Criteria questions begin with "How"? Maybe it's because everything is a process or at least a part of a process. Each process in the Total Baldrige Integrated Excellence System is actually a core process that has been updated using knowledge gained from hundreds of assessments of public and private sector and health care and education Criteria users worldwide. These core processes are the 'best of the best'. However, the best processes in the world are useless unless you and your colleagues can accept and implement them. I have 30 years of experience in facilitating implementation of processes and systems while preserving the culture and special needs of various sizes and types of organizations. It is much easier to do than most people think. The key to success is to replace the core of your existing processes which are not capable of best-in-class performance with a best practice core processes. This allows you to preserve everything that works well, everything important to your success, your culture, and everything you are already the expert in.

Replacing incapable core processes with highly capable ones causes a shift in your improvement rate from gradual to breakthrough. I can do this for you for any process or system in the graphic or I can teach you how to do it. Please call me and I will be pleased to discuss this with you or visit with you for a demonstration.

Paul Steel

Representative Global Clients and other Organizations Served List

Tata India

Brunei - Office of the Prime Minister

Union Pacific Railroad

US Army Management Staff College

Xerox of Europe

PT TELKOM, Indonesia

US Dept. of Energy

Kodak

 Ricoh Japan

MAMPU - Malaysian Prime Minister Office

Batelco – Bahrain Telecommunications

Bronson Healthcare

Air New Zealand

FTPI - Thailand Government

Telekom Malaysia (TM)

DHL

FPHC/Lopez Group – Philippines

Alfa Romeo/Fiat - Italy

Boeing

Agility Logistics, Kuwait

Premier, Inc.

SPRING Singapore

Agnesian HealthCare

MPC – Government of Malaysia

American Express

New Zealand Commerce Ministry

Dun & Bradstreet

Telecom NZ

Indonesian Quality Award - BUMN

Cummins - US & Brazil

Pirelli – Italy and Brazil

3M

IBM – US

SSH Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Alaska Department of Labor

Recall Logistics Corp. - Australia

Universitas Pelita Harapan - Jakarta

Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Tokyo

Asian Pacific Quality Organization (APQO)

Abu Dhabi University, UAE

IBM Europe

NASA

PTT Gas & Petroleum - Thailand

Tata Steel - Thailand

Landis - Taiwan Anderson Pharmaceutical Packaging Subaru Abu Dhabi University
Dubai Chamber of Commerce Army National Guard Chile Calidad Ricoh Americas
University of Chile, Santiago Aditya Birla Group Cummins Engine Company Ford

The 2012 Baldrige Criteria are here . . . and this is the only place where you can see all the changes highlighted word-by-word

2011 Baldrige Criteria                        Baldrige Health Care Criteria                        Baldrige Education Criteria

Baldrige Improvement Tools and Resources

Essentials:

Criteria

Core Values

Scoring System

Feedback Reports

Case Studies

Glossary of Terms

Tools:

Criteria Templates

Winners’ Applications

Guides to Improvement

Metrics - Benchmarks

Best Systems - Best Processes

Baldrige Model

Core Competencies:

Accelerating Improvement

Training

Speaking - Presenting

Assessing

Site Visit Preparation

Aligning - Integrating

Special Focus Areas:

National Award Programs

Education

Health Care

Public Sector

Private Sector

International

Special 20th Anniversary Edition Bundle

Guide to a Well-Written Baldrige Application and Site Visit Preparation Guide

Guide to a Well-Written Application                               Site Visit Preparation Guide

MISSION: Accelerating organizational improvement beyond the capabilities of all the Business Excellence approaches combined. Paul Steel

 

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