Baldrige Criteria

Flawed Criteria Will Defeat a Good Quality Award Every Time

Will using the Baldrige Framework Criteria make your organization more or less competitive?

If you can answer 'Yes' to the following questions, then the Baldrige Criteria deserve your consideration:

If you answered yes to all the above questions, then using the Baldrige Framework Criteria deserve your consideration because these questions represent the changes in assessment scoring from the early years when Baldrige was popular with several major business organizations.

Everyone reading this page is encouraged to be skeptical, critical, and open-minded. At the same time, comparing the Criteria assessment weighting from the years when Baldrige was popular and admired by several major manufacturing organizations to today when there have been no manufacturing applicants for several years reveals a dramatic change in assessment weighting related to the key areas covered by the questions above.

The Criteria changes summarized above are real. The time to fix these Bad Criteria is overdue.

So the next time you someone promotes the value of using the current Framework Criteria, ask them to respond to the questions above . . . then ask them to explain how these documented Criteria changes make an organization more competitive. 

The total failure of the Baldrige Award with business applicants as evidenced in the chart below is largely due to Flawed Criteria:


Baldrige Failure

Breaking BADrige: The news keeps getting worse for Baldrige in the US and internationally . . .


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