The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has released the 2023–2024 Baldrige Excellence ® Framework (Education) and 2023–2024 Baldrige Excellence Framework ® (Health Care)—in both print form and PDF. These versions complement the Business/Nonprofit version of the framework that was released in January. All three versions include the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence (by sector), core values and concepts, and guidelines for evaluating your organization’s processes and results.
For its best practice of “Introduction of a Mobile Practice – Portable Plasma Collection“, New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) was the proud recipient of the 2nd New Zealand Best Practice Competition Award, held on 10 May 2021 in Wellington at the New Zealand Business Excellence Conference (Fig 1). Established in 1998, NZBS has 673 employees across New Zealand.
In this time of crisis, benchmarking and learning from global best practices have never been more important. It was for this reason the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) launched an accelerated benchmarking initiative called “Dubai We learn – Conquering COVID-19” to provide best practices and ideas to Dubai Executive Council’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management with the aim “for Dubai to become a Global Best Practice in Managing and Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is one of the government entities that participated in the 2nd cycle of Dubai We Learn initiative, a one year programme consisting of a range of knowledge sharing and organisational learning activities designed to fast-track organisational improvement and stimulate innovation.
When an organization ponders a journey to performance excellence, it may wonder where to begin, what to measure, and what to expect, including what short-term successes are achievable. Such pondering could be made much simpler with a field guide.