Every year, companies compete for a variety of awards to bolster their reputation and gain recognition for innovation in their fields. But what do awards really tell us? Which awards are actually valuable and what can we gain from studying award winners? PeopleWorks International places value in giving back to the business community by acting as examiners for a number of awards that we believe are improving business practices as a whole. Several of our partners have been practitioners for teams winning these prestigious awards or are experienced site examiners for them.
Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award
The Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award is the highest level of national recognition for outstanding performance that an organization in the US can receive. The award was established by the U.S. Congress in 1986 and focuses on business performance in 5 areas:
- Product and process outcomes
- Customer outcomes
- Workforce outcomes
- Leadership and governance outcomes
- Financial and market outcomes
The Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award recognizes U.S. companies that have implemented successful quality-management systems. Up to 18 awards are given across 6 different categories: manufacturing, service, education, small business, nonprofit and health care.
The Shingo Prize
The Shingo Prize is a worldwide award given to organizations that are rated highly on their recent business improvements and accomplishments. They must be assessed by Shingo Institute examiners and are scored on how close their culture matches the “ideal” as defined by the Shingo Institute. They examine the organization on their culture and each individual’s behavior. Many organizations hold the Shingo Model as a standard of excellence that they aspire to achieve.
AME Excellence Award
The AME Excellence Award recognizes organizations with outstanding manufacturing and business operations. This award focuses on an organization’s continuous improvement, best practices and innovation. Winning this award demonstrates that team members are dedicated leaders committed to improving their standards for business operations.
The Texas Quality Award
The Texas Quality Award, also known as the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, is one of the best awards that an organization can receive in the state of Texas. Winning this award proves that your organization strives in personal development and excellent performance. Their management systems exceed others within the state and have developed strong and successful team members.
Learning from the Best
PeopleWorks International strives to work with companies that are seeking to raise their standards and become leaders in their industries. We believe that participation as examiners for prestigious awards is a great way to keep our consultants at the forefront of the best business practices. We are constantly challenging ourselves to think of new processes, leadership skill and better methods for running businesses. We do not coach our clients on how to win awards. We apply experience and knowledge of current business trends to help companies create their own unique mark on their employees, community and industry as a whole.