Baldrige Feedback Report

Baldrige Award Feedback Reports

Award Program Feedback Reports

The Baldrige Feedback Report is the primary deliverable that Baldrige Award applicants receive. It contains a comprehensive summary of:


More than 45 examples of Baldrige Feedback Reports are available at: Baldrige Training Case Studies.

Baldrige Feedback Reports serve as a stepping stone for achieving organizational improvement. Their value is dependent upon the validity of the report itself which is in turn dependent upon the competency of the assessment team that wrote the report. Therefore, competent assessors are a prerequisite for a valid Feedback Report.

Feedback Reports are generated at the Consensus and Site Visit stages of the Baldrige Award Program. Applicants that are not selected by the Judges for a Site Validation Visit receive a report based only on the written responses they provide to the Criteria questions.

The Baldrige Award Program requires applicants to write an application that addresses the Baldrige Criteria requirements. Writing the application effectively can be difficult and resource-intensive. This is especially true for organizations writing an application for the first time. It is also true for organizations who have experience writing award applications but who have involved people new to writing a Baldrige Award application. Organizations with these situations may want to consider using the: Baldrige Guide to a Well-Written application.

Has the Baldrige Award gone out of business?

For the first time in the 30+ year history of the award, there have been no Baldrige business applicants since 2012 . . . Wow!
Ineffective Leadership and Criteria degradation are looking more and more like the primary causes

Baldrige Program Failure 2022

To put this in perspective, not one of the 20 million for-profit businesses reflected in the chart above applied for the Baldrige Award this year.



Source: NIST Baldrige Website

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Baldrige Award Feedback Reports