The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Inc., has committed funds to sustain the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) through fiscal year 2015 – further evidence of the commitment to the long-term viability of Baldrige.

The foundation said its support was due in part to its confidence in the ongoing development of the business and financial model by the Baldrige Enterprise, which includes BPEP, the foundation, the Alliance for Performance Excellence, and ASQ.

BOTTOMLINE: The Baldrige framework and criteria specifies proven characteristics of world-class excellent organizations, however, it does not provide you with an implementation model, showing you “how” to build these characteristics. It is designed to be non-prescriptive.

The Six Disciplines Total Performance Excellence Program compliments the Baldrige framework Six Disciplines provides you with the implementation methodology, leadership development, software, and coaching support to achieve the benefits of Baldrige — and to get you there faster.