1. BPIR.com Newsletter: November 2018

    November 25, 2018 by ahmed

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    Best Practice Report: Benchmarking

    This report outlines the best practices research undertaken by BPIR.com in Best Practice Benchmarking. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues.

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    Must-attend event: The Global Organisational Excellence Congress, 10-12 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    This is going to be an event that gets you excited with a big WOW!

    The Abu Dhabi International Centre for Organisational Excellence of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry has brought together a number of prestigious international conferences/events into one major event. The Global Organisational Excellence Congress brings together:


    24th Asia Pacific Quality Organisation International Conference

    • ACE Team Awards Competition 2018
    • 18th Global Performance Excellence Award

    12th International Benchmarking Conference

    • 6th Global Benchmarking Awards

    6th International Best Practice Competition

    • 2nd Organisation-wide Innovation Award

    Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award’s Best Practice Sharing Conference

    For more details about registration, visit registration page here

    Latest News

    • Baldrige Award Winners 2018 ….read more
      Keep on learning….read more
    • The Baldrige criteria are insufficient….read more
    • Learning from Role Models: Category 6: Operations….read more
    • EFQM Excellence Award Winners 2018….read more

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    Employee engagement initiative pays dividends
    Redundancies and leadership changes at Alcoa Power and Propulsion, a UK manufacturer, led to changed perceptions from employees and externally and Engagement survey returns dropped significantly. A decision was made to rebuild Alcoa’s ’employer of choice’ status from the ground up, with the managers and supervisors leading the change. Managers undertook personal development to stretch and challenge their leadership; A suggestion scheme was introduced; Community initiatives targeted postcodes where employees lived were reintroduced with wellbeing initiatives like a SunSafe campaign, smoking cessation programme and cycling proficiency training for employee’s children. The results were impressive: Staff turnover reduced from 22% in 2010, to less than 1% in 2013, on-time delivery increased from 46.7% in 2009 to 96%, and labour productivity increased by 10% year on year. Alcoa won the CIPD People Management “best employee engagement initiative” award in 2013 and the Large Employer of the Year in the South West region Award at the National Apprentice Awards 2014.

    Do you know that in BPIR.com you can navigate the databases through a choice of 5 business excellence models?

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    Knowledge sharing improvement project uses TRADE Best Practice Benchmarking
    In 2016 a Dubai Public Prosecution project was selected for inclusion in the Dubai Government Excellence Programme. The project title was “Implementing Judicial Knowledge Management” and the aim was to identify and implement best practices in the transfer of Judicial Knowledge. Benchmarking team members were trained on the TRADE and awarded the TRADE Benchmarking Proficiency Certificate by the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research in October 2016. To identify best practices, the Benchmarking Team visited four Dubai organisations and contacted the Singapore State Court and exchanged best practice Knowledge Management practices. The team also analysed a conference paper presented by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and reviewed desktop research undertaken by COER. This approach identified 30 best practice ideas, 5 were selected for implementation and key implementation actions and dates were determined. Among achievements recorded in the first year were greater sharing of knowledge, productivity gains and more accurate decisions.

    BPIR Tip of the Month – Business Excellence Models

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    This area of the web-site allows users to navigate the databases through a choice of business excellence models (Malcolm Baldrige Model, EFQM Excellence Model, Singapore Quality Award Model, Canadian Framework for Business Excellence, and an overview generic model). Navigation via the models can be used to look at specific categories that correspond to areas within their organisation that have been identified as in need of improvement, or to specific areas of personal interest. Using the model categories to navigate will quickly and effectively lead the user to the information we have researched so far in relation to the areas in question.


  2. BPIR.com Newsletter: October 2018

    October 15, 2018 by ahmed

     

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    Best Practice Report: Paramedics and Paramedic Training
    This report outlines the best practices research undertaken by BPIR.com in paramedic training. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues.


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    Final call for entries: 6th International Best Practice Competition & 2nd Organisation-wide Innovation Award

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    The International Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices.

    To submit your Best Practice please download an entry form.
    The final call for entries closes on 9th of November 2018. Last year there were 65 entries with 28 qualifying to the Competition Event.

    The 6th International Best Practice Competition will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

    In addition, to the International Best Practice Competition (IBPC) organisations are encouraged to apply for IBPC’s 2nd Organisation-Wide Innovation Award. This award recognises organisations that have embraced best practice learning and combined this learning with their own ideas and creativity to become highly innovative. The award recognises organisations that excel in inculcating an innovation culture throughout all facets of their operation from the leadership to employees and covering all stakeholders leading to innovative processes, products and services. To submit your entry pleasedownload an entry form.

    Final call for entries: 6th Global Benchmarking Awards

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    The Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) launched the Global Benchmarking Award in 2012 to recognise those organisations that had integrated benchmarking into their organisation’s strategy and processes in order to continuously learn and innovate. To submit your entry pleasedownload an entry form.
    The final call for entries closes on 9th of November 2018. The 6th Global Benchmarking Award will be held in will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the  Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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    Latest News

    • What you can learn from a Baldrige award-winning credit union …. read more?
    • Paper reveals how Baldrige helped a small business in a short time…. read more?
    • Baldrige award-winning university breaks ground (again) with benchmarking project…. read more
    • The Baldrige Framework is Borderless!…. read more

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    Application of the Baldrige criteria in a university
    The University of Wisconsin–Stout in the USA applied the Baldrige Criteria in a variety of areas that benefited the organisation, including as mechanism to integrate suggestions and feedback from all sectors within the organisation, and facilitate communication and professional development. One such example was the university’s continual assessment of courses and academic programmes as well as the non-academic units that supported the university, such as financial aid and university housing. Recently, Feedback from those involved in submitting reports assessing those areas indicated that reports could be streamlined and done more frequently as well as better integrated into existing processes. University administrators reflected on this information and integrated the feedback about the deployment of those assessment reports into the university’s processes, which helped internal stakeholders feel heard and valued.


    Do you know that in BPIR.com there are more than 900 expert opinions about improvement tools ? And increasing…

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    Rapid Benchmarking using TRADE Best Practice Methodology
    To address production issues of yeast and mould at its Wynyard plant, Fonterra, a NZ manufacturer of dairy products, used rapid TRADE Best Practice Methodology (TRADE) benchmarking. Another Fonterra plant was selected as a benchmarking partner and a project team was established Through detailed process mapping and physical walk-throughs differences in plant configuration were identified. Questioning the process owners (operators) further helped to understand the reasons for mould and yeast production. The control philosophy adopted at both the plants was compared to identify points of variation. Eighty eight actions were identified and prioritised based on impact, ease of implementation and timeframe for implementation. The project helped to reduce mould spores entering the building by 35% (on average) and 66% of critical contamination areas were eliminated or minimised. The running conditions of the plant were optimised to ensure a smoother start-up. Other achievements included an 83% reduction in yeast and mould downgraded product and risk reduction of AUD$500k per year.

    BPIR Tip of the Month – Best practice case studies

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    Did you know that a free best practice report is published on the BPIR every month? To see how to access these reports watch this clip.

    Over 80 Best Practice Reports, provide case studies and innovative ideas that will help you stay up-to-date concerning the latest international business trends and practices.

     


  3. BPIR.com Newsletter: September 2018

    September 17, 2018 by ahmed

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    Best Practice Report: Ideas Management System

    This report outlines the best practices research undertaken by BPIR.com in the area of ideas management systems. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This new layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues?.

     

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    2nd call for entries: 

    6th International Best Practice Competition & 2nd Organisation-wide Innovation Award


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    The  International Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices.

    To submit your Best Practice please download an entry form. The second call for entries closes on 21st of September 2018 . Last year there were 65 entries with 28 qualifying to the Competition Event.

    The 6th International Best Practice Competition will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the  Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

    In addition, to the International Best Practice Competition (IBPC) organisations are encouraged to apply for IBPC’s  2nd Organisation-Wide Innovation Award. This award recognises organisations that have embraced best practice learning and combined this learning with their own ideas and creativity to become highly innovative. The award recognises organisations that excel in inculcating an innovation culture throughout all facets of their operation from the leadership to employees and covering all stakeholders leading to innovative processes, products and services. To submit your entry please download an entry form.

     

    2nd call for entries: 

    6th Global Benchmarking Awards

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    The  Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) launched the  Global Benchmarking Award in 2012 to recognise those organisations that had integrated benchmarking into their organisation’s strategy and processes in order to continuously learn and innovate.

    To submit your entry please download an entry formThe second call for entries closes on 21st of September 2018 .

    The 6th Global Benchmarking Award will be held in will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the  Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


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    Latest News

    • The promise of the Baldrige Framework for nursing home excellence….read more
    • Best online tools for Design Thinking….read more
    • Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes hails four-day week trial….read more
    • Best Practice Report – Ideas Management System….read more
    • What keeps rocket scientists happy at work (could engage your employees, too)….read more

     

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    Benchmarking project to improve maintenance practices


    To improve tool control and maintenance Fonterra, a NZ Manufacturer of dairy products, undertook an external benchmarking project with an airline as a benchmarking partner. The purpose of the project was to observe the partner facilities and learn maintenance best practices using TRADE. Fonterra’s rapid benchmarking team visited the airline’s facilities and questioned their staff. The team learned lessons regarding health and safety standards, culture and values, maintenance operations and performance recording systems. A good number of lessons were learned and as a result of the benchmarking study Fonterra developed a new Operations and Quality Strategy that incorporated the learning from the airline. A whole range of practices were modified or introduced in the areas of health and safety, engagement measurement, values and culture, security and the intranet.

    Do you know that in BPIR.com there are more than 900 expert opinions about improvement tools?? And increasing…

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    Business Excellence framework a roadmap for doing business every day


    To achieve an increase in transplant numbers, the Centre for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a US organ procurement organisation, began a performance excellence journey with Baldrige with the aims of: 1) Developing a process to identify key processes; 2 Developing a systematic method to evaluate key processes; 3) Transferring the new knowledge throughout the e organisation; 4) Creating a process for innovative and intelligent risk taking. The Baldrige framework became the roadmap for how CORE did business and CORE’s culture for building excellence. Knowledge of the framework was transferred to every level within the organisation. The focus on the key processes resulted in the increase in the number of organs, tissues, and corneas for transplantation, as a consequence. more lives were saved and enhanced. In 2017 became the first organ procurement organization to receive the Excellence Award from the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), its highest-level award.

     

    BPIR Tip of the Month – Finding Expert Opinion about improvement tools

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    What you can do here? This growing collection stems, partly, from our monthly request specific Research services and represents valuable learning on a broad and growing range of subjects all of which are relevant to the implementation of particular tools, techniques, or approaches to management or improvement.

    Articles and reports are hand-picked to help ensure that valuable insights and learning can be transferred.

     

                              


  4. BPIR.com Newsletter: August 2018

    August 25, 2018 by ahmed

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    Best Practice Report: Safe Use of Drones

    This report outlines the best practices research undertaken by BPIR.com in the safe use of drones and how drones have enhanced safety. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues.

     

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    2 nd call for entries: 

    6 th International Best Practice Competition & 2 nd Organisation-wide Innovation Award


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    The  International Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices.

    To submit your Best Practice please download an entry form. The second call for entries closes on 21st of September 2018 . Last year there were 65 entries with 28 qualifying to the Competition Event.

    The 6th International Best Practice Competition will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the  Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

    In addition, to the International Best Practice Competition (IBPC) organisations are encouraged to apply for IBPC’s  2nd Organisation-Wide Innovation Award. This award recognises organisations that have embraced best practice learning and combined this learning with their own ideas and creativity to become highly innovative. The award recognises organisations that excel in inculcating an innovation culture throughout all facets of their operation from the leadership to employees and covering all stakeholders leading to innovative processes, products and services. To submit your entry please download an entry form.

     

    2 nd call for entries: 

    6 th Global Benchmarking Awards

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    The  Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) launched the  Global Benchmarking Award in 2012 to recognise those organisations that had integrated benchmarking into their organisation’s strategy and processes in order to continuously learn and innovate.

    To submit your entry please download an entry formThe second call for entries closes on 21st of September 2018 .

    The 6th Global Benchmarking Award will be held in will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the  Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


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    Latest News

    • COER News – Articles on Business Excellence, Benchmarking, Best Practices and Innovation…. read more???
    • So what is Strategic Alignment?…. read more
    • People join organizations and leave their managers…. read more
    • Major Research Project on Awareness and Use of Business Excellence – Website Launched & Participants are Signing Up…. read more
    • Dubai Police: Best Practices in Vehicle Fleet Maintenance…. read more

     

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    Using the Baldrige Criteria delivers improvements to key metrics


    To improve customer and employee satisfaction, cycle times, defects, and processes, ProCo, an anonymous small US manufacturer, placed the Baldrige Criteria at the heart of the organisational strategy formation. The management team was trained on the Baldrige Criteria, organisational and team self-assessments were conducted using the Criteria, along with employee surveys and strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis. Strategic planning was focussed on the identification and assignment of strategic objectives, action plans, timelines, and strategic goals were linked to employees. The Baldrige Criteria were aligned with other quality tools, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Six Sigma DMAIC methodology, value stream mapping, process mapping, Kaizen blitz, failure modes effects analysis, and 5S. Cross-functional improvement teams also completed projects that were aligned with strategic objectives. Several Baldrige-inspired improvement projects resulted in reductions in cycle time (15%), defects (50%) and warranty costs (75%). Customer satisfaction increased to 97%.

    Do you know that in BPIR.com there are more than 200 video clips of best practices? And increasing…

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    Rapid benchmarking using TRADE Best Practice Methodology


    To address below expected performance at its Edendale plant, Fonterra, a NZ Manufacturer of dairy products, used TRADE to identify best practices and develop an implementation plan – all within 5 days. Edendale, in its second year of operation, had the second largest milk powder drier in the world. Fonterra’s Clandeboye plant, performing to specifications, was introduced as a benchmarking partner. The solution was identified through a detailed comparison of process maps and specific running conditions and parameters between the two plants. Following the rapid benchmarking project there was a quick improvement in performance with the product meeting specifications 99.6% of the time, resulting in an additional $200,000 contribution to the business in a year. Other achievements as a result of TRADE rapid benchmarking included a reduction in plant downtime of 269 hours per year and an increase in production of 7.97%.

     

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    BPIR Tip of the Month – Award Winner Reports


    Imagine a website that provides a detailed list of major award winners along with the organisation’s  name,  award names , a summary report of the award application details, and  contact details for the organisations involved. The Award Winner Reports offers all of the above-mentioned features, PLUS 100’s of video clips and presentation slides are also available for many of the award entries.

    The Award Winners Report is a great tool that can help you to find potential benchmarking partners, and to learn from the example of top performing organisations.

     

                            


  5. BPIR newsletter: Building a Healthy Society and Workforce

    July 10, 2018 by ahmed

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    Best Practice Report: Building a Healthy Society and Workforce

    This report outlines the best practices research undertaken by BPIR.com in the area of preventive management strategies and wellness initiatives to control diabetes. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This new layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues.


    Featured Events

    Call for entries:
    6th International Best Practice Competition & 2nd Organisation-wide Innovation Awar

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    The International Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices. To submit your Best Practice please download an entry formThe First Call for entries closes on 1st of August 2018. Last year there were 65 entries with 28 qualifying to the Competition Event.

    The 6th International Best Practice Competition will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In addition, to the International Best Practice Competition (IBPC) organisations are encouraged to apply for IBPC’s 2nd Organisation-Wide Innovation Award. This award recognises organisations that have embraced best practice learning and combined this learning with their own ideas and creativity to become highly innovative. The award recognises organisations that excel in inculcating an innovation culture throughout all facets of their operation from the leadership to employees and covering all stakeholders leading to innovative processes, products and services. To submit your entry please download an entry form.

    Call for entries: 6th Global Benchmarking Awards

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    The Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) launched the Global Benchmarking Award in 2012 to recognise those organisations that had integrated benchmarking into their organisation’s strategy and processes in order to continuously learn and innovate. To submit your entry please download an entry formThe First Call for entries closes on 1st of August 2018.

    The 6th Global Benchmarking Award will be held in will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

    Add the Congress to your calendar


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    Latest News

    • South African Quality Institutes latest news….read more
    • COER News – Articles on Business Excellence, Benchmarking, Best Practices and Innovation….
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    • Our next Best Practice Report on the Safe Use of Drones coming soon….read more
    • Launch of Public Service Excellence Program in Tonga….read more
    • See how Baldrige strengthens America, state by state….read more
    • Fiji commits to lifting health and safety performance….read more

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    IT Security Management at a University Medical Centre
    To assess their information security (IS)work, the IS Team of the University of Kansas Medical Centre, a US educational institution, adopted the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder (BCEB) in 2016. Using the BCEB, the team: 1) established an office for IS. 2) delineated the specific tasks and roles for the IS Team. 3) Gained new insights on how cybersecurity was a whole-organisation responsibility by filling out the BCEB Organisational Profile. 4) Built a relatively new IS department, beginning with answering the self-assessment questions in category 7 of the BCEB, and then the questions in categories 1 to 6. 5) Developed a conceptual crosswalk to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), using those standards as a complementary resource for cybersecurity. 6) Assessed cybersecurity efforts internally, and then benchmarked performance against 17 other organisations. Among other results, the IS Team established a better approach to intake, response, and follow-up and helped get the right solutions to end users.


     Do you know that in BPIR.com there are more than 1170 records for strategies, tools, and techniques? And increasing…

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    Strategic Leadership at a US municipality
    In pursuit of excellence the leadership at the City of Fort Collinsa US municipality, moved from practices that reflected a“’trust us’ kind of government” to one that was “data-driven”. To transition to fact-based management and fuller transparency, the city adopted the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence created a leadership system that incorporated strategy, culture, and results. The city’s strategic planning, budgeting, measurement and reviews, and work system planning were all organised around seven major outcome areas developed collaboratively by citizens, business representatives, and city staff members. One area was High-Performing Government and the percentage of residents who ranked the overall quality of city services as being good or very good increased from 77% in 2008 to 90%. The City was a Baldrige Award recipient in 2017.

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    BPIR Tip of the Month – Strategies, tools, and technique
    Choose a strategy, tool, technique, or approach that will improve your organisation’s performance. There are more than 1170 to select from that can help in a multitude of ways, whether it’s decision making, leadership of teams, data analysis, employee motivation, measurement, managing people, product design, partnering, planning, training, communication change management, innovation, or aligning projects there’s likely to be something here to suit your needs.