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Insights to Performance Excellence 2013-2014
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Insights to Performance Excellence 2013-2014

Understanding the Integrated Management System and the Baldrige Criteria

Mark L. Blazey

PDF, 988 pages, Published 2013
Dimensions: 81/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-87389-851-5
Item Number: E1440

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  • Baldrige Award
  • Baldrige Criteria


NOTE: The new edition of this book is now available.

This book helps leaders, performance excellence examiners, and organization-improvement practitioners to understand the 2013–2014 Baldrige Criteria and the linkages and relationships among the Items.

Seven types of information are provided in this book for each of the Items in Categories 1 through 6:

  1. The actual language of each Item, including Notes.
  2. A plain-English explanation of the requirements of each Item with some suggestions about the rationale for the Item and ways to meet key requirements.
  3. A table showing the similar requirements of the Criteria presented only once at the scoring level where the requirement first appears.
  4. A summary of the requirements of each Item in flowchart form.
  5. The key linkages between each Item and the other Items.
  6. An explanation of some potential adverse consequences that an organization might face if it fails to implement processes required by each Item.
  7. Examples of effective and ineffective practices that some organizations have developed and followed consistent with the requirements of the Item.

Features of this 2013–2014 edition include:

  • New information on the Baldrige 2013–2014 Criteria for Performance Excellence to help effective leaders focus on priority opportunities for improvement and better understand the role they must play in refining their management systems and processes.
  • The supplementary material included with this book has been modified to bring templates and related analyses up to date with the changes in the Criteria.
  • A section in the supplementary material provides a comprehensive Application Development Template for Education and Health Care organizations, as well as for Business and Nonprofit organizations.
  • Scoring Calibration Guidelines that combine the Baldrige Criteria and Scoring Guidelines are also provided in the supplementary material for Education, Health Care, and Business/Nonprofit organizations.

Reading Insights to Performance Excellence 2013–2014 will strengthen your understanding of the Criteria and provide insight on analyzing your organization, improving performance, and applying for the award.