Baldrige Failure as a Business Award

Total Failure is Apparent

President Reagan established the Baldrige Award in 1987 for the purpose of recognizing world-class excellence and making the United States more competitive. Today, the award program appears to be a total failure in relation to its original purpose. In fact, none of the millions of American manufacturing businesses have applied since 2012 as shown in the Baldrige Award Program Failure Chart below:

Baldrige Award Business Failure Chart


CORRECTIVE ACTION: The Baldrige Overseers have asked that the Baldrige Award Program be redesigned for 2018. This should come as no surprise in light of the disastrous results shown above. Some may question why it took the Overseers so long to act.


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