Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2013 NM Performance Excellence Awards. 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 May 10. The form is available at www.qualitynewmexico.org. The application is due July 12.
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 criteria address seven categories: Leadership; Strategic Planning; Customer and Workforce Focus; Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management; Operations Focus; and Results.
Quality New Mexico’s mission is to drive performance excellence in New Mexico organizations by providing role models, tools, knowledge, learning experiences, and best practices. The non-profit, 501(C)3, 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.