Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2012 New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards.
The New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provide participating organizations with feedback on their strengths and their opportunities for improvement.
This feedback is based on the time-tested Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which provides an assessment framework to gauge organizational performance.
The awards, which will be awarded next spring, include:
- Piñon Recognition, commitmentto performance excellence
- Roadrunner Recognition, progress toward performance excellence
- Zia Award for Performance Excellence, best-in-class results
Organizations wishing to participate in the awards program must send in an intent to apply form by June 15. It can be obtained at www.qualitynewmexico.org. Applications are due on July 20.
The criteria address seven categories: Leadership; Strategic Planning; Customer and Workforce Focus; Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management; Operations Focus; and Results.
Quality New Mexico, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enable improved performance by New Mexico businesses and organizations, provides training, assessments, coaching/mentoring, and pubic recognition to those who have achieved various levels of improvement on their excellence journey.
For information about the New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards, visit www.qualitynewmexico.org or contact QNM at 505-944-2001.