Unveiling the Modernistic and e-Friendly TRADE Best Practice Benchmarking Training Badges and Certificates

We are pleased to introduce our newly (re)designed TRADE Best Practice Benchmarking Training credentials. Designed to recognize and celebrate the incredible achievements of its recipients, these verified badges and certificates signify benchmarking competency development and serve as a testament to the recipient’s commitment to professional growth. Over the past decade, thousands of professionals all over the world have received formal training in the TRADE Benchmarking Methodology.

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The Role of Business Excellence Models in Organisation-Wide Change Management

Whilst there are change management models (such as the ADKAR Model and Lewin’s Change Management Model) to help manage change for specific processes and initiatives, there are also business excellence models that assist with organisation-wide change management. These models help organisations to manage change holistically across multiple processes and systems, from leadership to strategy to delivering products and services.

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The Application of Change Management Models and Key Learning

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”

This quote from W. Edwards Deming emphasises the importance of embracing change, but how do we manage it? Answers to this question are provided via two webinars, which discuss the most popular change management models and explain how to apply them. In addition, key lessons for change management success are provided, based on a review of the change management literature.

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New Zealand Best Practice Competition 2023 Winners

The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation (NZBEF), and the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research (COER) announced two joint winners of the 4th New Zealand Best Practice Competition (NZBPC) 2023 in August 2023. The New Zealand Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. The award’s criteria and judging system are aligned to the International Best Practice Competition.

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Popularity of Change Management Models

There are many change management models, frameworks, and tools. So, which are the most popular?

A Google Trends analysis of the popularity of 13 change management models was conducted on October 22, 2023. This provided a proxy measure of the public’s general interest in – and awareness of – these approaches over the previous year. N.B., the analysis only includes the results of “Business & Industrial” searches due to their relevance to the research topic.

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World Quality Month 2023 Perspectives from Thought Leaders

November is celebrated annually as World Quality Month, providing an opportunity to recognize the significant role that quality plays in all aspects of our lives. From businesses and organizations to communities and nations, quality is the driving force that shapes our shared progress towards a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.
As we mark World Quality Month 2023, PIQC Institute of Quality in Pakistan curated thought-provoking perspectives from distinguished quality leaders and practitioners around the world. Representing countries across multiple continents, these individuals have contributed greatly to advancing the quality movement through their work.

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Best Practices in Change Management

Organisational change rarely follows a straightforward path. Whether it involves adopting new technologies, refining processes, managing projects, or navigating mergers and acquisitions, change often leads down unpredictable – and sometimes uncomfortable – routes. Skilful management of this uncertainty is crucial: change is inevitable for any organisation if it is to remain relevant and competitive.
Inspired by award winners, we have selected some change management best practices from around the world that show how it is possible to manage the transition to change by creating a commitment to improvement and an environment for empowerment.

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Achieving Operational Excellence through Digital Transformation

Digital transformation refers to the process of leveraging digital technologies to fundamentally change how businesses operate, deliver value to customers, and interact with stakeholders.

The conference speakers will talk about how they use Excellence Models to manage and adapt throughout their digital transformation efforts and work towards operational excellence.

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Winners of the 2nd Environmental, Social and Governance Excellence Award 2023

Congratulations to the winning and participating teams of the 2nd Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Excellence Award 2023 on their efforts to make the world a better place for everyone!

The award recipients were announced on Friday, 8 September 2023 after the meticulous assessments of their written application submissions, presentations, and live Q&A Sessions during the Finals of the award that were held on Thursday, 7 September 2023.

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