Performance Excellence News
November-December 2013: Examiner teams are completing their reviews and site visits for 2013 Louisiana Performance Excellence Award applicants. The final product for these teams is a feedback report that helps organizations identify ways to enhance their performance.
LQF has three levels of awards that support organizations in their performance journeys. Level I consists of the Baldrige Organizational Profile, giving applicants the opportunity to see who and what they are.
Level II also includes Categories 1-6, giving applicants the chance to see HOW they do many of their tasks and HOW they look at their customers, processes and employees. With LQF, Level II applicants can choose to have an optional site visit, providing an even closer look by examiners and an enhanced feedback report.
Level III is the Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA). This full application includes the results of Category 7, virtually half of the application, showing measures that validate and guide organizations to performance excellence. Reminder: as of 2013, organizations desiring to apply for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award must first earn their state program’s highest level award.
LQF Performance Excellence Conference
Check here for monthly updates on the upcoming conference, scheduled March 10-11, 2014, at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Casino.
Benefits of Becoming a Baldrige Examiner
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2013-2014 Baldrige Criteria
The new criterias for proformance excellence have been posted.
2013 Baldrige Recipients
The 2013 Baldrige National Quality Award recipients have been announced.
Louisiana Performance Excellence Conference
The Louisiana Quality Foundation announces the Louisiana Performance Excellence Conference, to be held at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Casino on March 10 – 11, 2014. The first day will consist of a series of sessions on the benefits of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence; the second day is planned to be a workshop that will help participants understand the process better, and give them a jump start on writing their own applications.
Louisiana Performance Excellence Award
How would you like to have a team of consultants evaluate your organization, in person? How would you like them to give you feedback that addresses specific opportunities for improvement? How would you like to get all this service for a cost of $3,500 or less? Read on!
Three Louisiana Quality Foundation examiner teams are in the midst of their 2013 application reviews. Their goal is to help organizations on the path to enhancing performance. At the impending site visits, the teams get a chance to see the organizations’ processes in person, talk directly to employees at all levels, and give applicants a more complete understanding of how the Criteria for Performance Excellence works for them.
This is like having a consultant evaluate your business and give you feedback for improvement. The LQF Louisiana Performance Excellence Award program trains examiners; they evaluate organizations according to an application that answers questions in the Criteria for Performance Excellence. The finished product is a feedback report that addresses specific gaps such as approach, deployment, innovation, and agility.
Depending on the nature of your business (education, health care or business/manufacturing), the cost of a full review runs from $1,000 for small education organizations, to $3,500 for large health care and businesses/manufacturing organizations. Where else can you find professional consultants who will visit your business, in person, for such a modest investment?
Explore this site to find out more. Explore the “2013-2014 Criteria” link to the left to see the national Baldrige site.
DM Petroleum Operations Company
According to Mr. Bob McGough, CEO of DM, "The LQF provided employee training and support that was immeasurable during our quality journey. They gave us the third party verification that we needed to be sure we were doing the right things in management to meet the Malcolm Baldrige criteria". "The road to excellence would have been much more difficult to travel without the help of the LQF and I highly recommend that other companies looking to travel this road seek to partner with them", said Mr. McGough.
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
According to Mr. W. F. "Bud" Barrow, President & CEO, The LQF is one of the State’s great resources. It represents a commitment and a pathway to excellence, whatever the industry and stakeholder group.
Utilizing the Baldrige framework, LQF is the ideal partner for organizations to improve operations, create an engaged and vibrant workforce and exceed customer expectations. I truly believe that our State will move farther and faster on the road to national leadership as we collectively embrace and actively participate in the LQF mission.
For Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, I have no doubt that our work with the LQF has made a lasting difference in enhancing our call to serve, especially to those most in need.