This article provides an overview of the technological platform that is used to conduct assessments against the principles and best management practices of the Organizational Excellence Framework. It is currently being used to gather data on the first global assessment on the current state of organizational excellence (Organizational Excellence Technical Committee). The assessment tool can be used by incubators working with start-up businesses, consultants working with client organizations, any size or type of organization conducting an annual review, trainers conducting workshops, associations delivering value-add services to members, national award organizations benchmarking the performance of their award recipients…
This article shares how excellence models have been used in municipal government to improve performance. For additional reading on this topic, please visit the authors LinkedIn site to read nine related articles that dive a bit deeper into specific challenges that have been addressed by municipal government using excellence models – governance, leadership, planning, customers, employees, work processes, suppliers and partners, resource management, and performance measurement.
This article speaks about the power of using Appreciative Inquiry in the quest for excellence. With an Appreciative Inquiry approach to change, organizations engage their best assets, their people, in discovering the positive core that gives meaning and energy to the organization. When that happens, people become positively engaged in designing a better future and implementing a change process to move from strategy to action.
This article examines compares the Organizational Excellence Framework (OEF) to other popular quality approaches including ISO 9000, Lean Enterprise, and Six Sigma. It reinforces the OEF is a robust framework that provides an umbrella under which other quality initiatives can be brought together to form one comprehensive system.
This article describes the annual exercise of self-assessment and improvement planning and provides several tips for success. Readers interested in conducting a quick self-assessment of their organization against the OEF are invited to contact us to discuss.