Knowledge Hour Sessions

October / November Knowledge Hour Series We are proud to bring you the next Knowledge Hour series, on the topic of 'The Art Science of Good Planning'. Good planning provides clarity of direction, enables resources to be appropriately allocated, and provides a framework within which every action...


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Getting Started

So you're interested in improving your organisation? By becoming a member of the Foundation, you get access to world-class resources and information to help you on your journey. Following is some information about the business improvement journey. If you would like more details about the membership and its benefits...


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US Baldrige Criteria

The U.S. Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence (CPE) was developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to the growing competitiveness in the global market place. To support this growing requirement, a set of Criteria was established for evaluation purposes and for identifying and recognising role-model...


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Credentialing

NZBEF Credentialing The NZ Business Excellence Foundation has a number of dedicated professionals who promote and support both the Foundation and the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. For some time now, the Foundation has been considering how best to acknowledge the significant and on-going support of these...


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Workforce Engagement Survey

Introducing a comprehensive assessment tool that identifies the level of workforce engagement within your organisation - a key component to "world-class" organisational performance. Our workforce engagement survey looks at the various dimensions of workforce engagement. This includes... - Organisational Culture and Values - Common Purpose - Communication and Co-operation - Teamwork -...


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Certificate in Business Excellence

How do I enrol? To pay online and register for the next Auckland programme - click here (shop?page=shop.browse category_id=2) Member discounts apply. To register via email - download our flyer and registration form - click here (images/PDF/AKL_9_Registration_Form_2014_v1.pdf) - and send to Calendar of Events (training/calendar-of-events) ...


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NZBEF is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation, established to support New Zealand organisations on their business improvement journeys.

 

We don't prescribe, we give you the tools and resources for your team to lead your organisation to excellence, guided by the best-practice management, internationally recognised, US Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence framework.

 

Why come to us? Because you want your organisation to be the best of the best. The Foundation has been working with world-class organisations for over 21 years now, and their results speak for themselves.

 

As Chris Harris, CEO of the 2013 Gold-Award winning Spectrum Care says,

(The Criteria) "creates a sense of organisational nakedness, as the layers of assumption and myth that all organisations build into their unique cultures are stripped away in the search for facts. There are milestones, achievements and, in some instances, awards, but it is the BE journey itself that sets it apart – in our experience, it is a way of life, providing extraordinary rewards.” 

 

 

Key Strengths of the CPE (Criteria for Performance Excellence)...

 

Create alignment throughout your organisation... 

We are finding more and more that organisations have "silo's" of people working towards goals, however there is (more often than not) a lack of understanding around organisational alignment. Often only the CEO and/or senior executive team has the "big picture" viewpoint, when it is important for this to be understood organisation-wide. This is where the CPE really thrives - in promoting organisation-wide buy-in and a greater understanding of the fuller purpose behind what the organisation is trying to achieve.

 

Improve your bottom line...

By identifying the key areas for improvement, we can assist you to implement business tools, frameworks and systems to trim down expenses, promote intelligent risk taking and innovative thinking.

 

The CPE works harmoniously with other frameworks...

Unlike other frameworks, the CPE works in harmony with the likes of ISO, Lean and Business Process Re-engineering, acting as a holistic, over-arching organisational management framework that sits as an umbrella across other frameworks. While other frameworks are continuously being developed, the Baldrige framework remains to be one of the most comprehensive, in-depth, and holistic frameworks available. It is the original framework to promote alignment throughout the organisation by including the wider categories, and the Foundation of key results areas ensures that performance is measured appropriately.  To learn more about this, click here.

 

 

Click below to learn more about the 7 Categories of the CPE...

 

LeadershipStrategic PlanningCustomer FocusMeasurement  AnalysisWorkforce FocusOperations FocusResults

  

 

Interested in becoming a Member?

 

Our members include some of New Zealand's largest organisations - the NZ Defence Force, local and regional Government, central Government, DHB's, various health sector organisations, alongside a number of medium to large commercial enterprises.

Click here to view our current membership list.

 

Becoming a member is easy - download our registration form and send it to us via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or by fax 09 489 8793.

Click here to download our introductory brochure

 

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