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“Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.”  Philip Crosby

As a leader, are you fully committed to the Baldrige journey?

The following is from The Executive Guide to the Baldrige Criteria (Leonard & McGuire) and applies in the same way to the NHQA !

• Leaders must decide early in this process if the organization

“Goal setting has traditionally been based on past performance. This practice has tended to perpetuate the sins of the past.”  Joseph Juran

“Leaders must create the vision, determine the mission, and define the cultural values on which the strategy is established.” Leonard & McGuire (The Executive Guide to the Baldrige Criteria)

“The aim proposed here for any organization is for everybody to gain – stockholders, employees, suppliers, customers, community, the environment – over the long term.” W. Edwards Deming, The New Economics, Page 35

Risk management tips to consider as you benefit from green improvements and construction.

Initial research suggests there could be as much as $10,000, or an additional 2.5 percentage points in margin, that can be gained per house through proactive quality management............... 

NHQA recipients provide example of the best in our industry. Applying takes work and being open to receiving feedback on how to improve your business. Here is a list of best practices of past NHQA Recipients.

There is always an excuse why not to use NHQA to drive improvement in your business or why not to apply

A US Dept of Energy Study recommends NHQA as a key step in driving Quality

“The (NHQA) feedback reports and the site visits are invaluable learning opportunities from 
quality experts within the residential construction industry.”

64% of projects are successful

17% of organizations have a high maturity level of project management

13.5% of every dollar is at risk in a project

Residential remodeling is predicted to increase 2.3 percent this year and another 2.4 percent in 2016, according to the Nation

June 23, 2015

I just read a very interesting blog by John McManus stating that the Trade Shortage is not a political problem, but an economic one.

June 22, 2015

In the beginning of the classic 1989 film, Back to the Future: Part II, 17-year-old protagonist Marty McFly travels 30 years into the future to visit his grownup self in the year 2015.

June 19, 2015

An unprecedented amount of remodeling activity not seen since 2007 is anticipated by the third quarter of 2015. More than 1/3 is projected to include window replacements. So, the time is right to encourage your clients to literally think outside the box.

Last week’s big announcement of the merger of StanPac and Ryland Group, creating a new member of the Top 5 Homebuilders, spawned a flurry of articles and blogs, most of them suggesting the kingdom and the power and the glory of mergers, forever and ever, amen.

June 17, 2015

Last week’s big announcement of the merger of StanPac and Ryland Group, creating a new member of the Top 5 Homebuilders, spawned a flurry of articles and blogs, most of them suggesting the kingdom and the power and the glory of mergers, forever and ever, amen.

June 12, 2015

Have you made your flight arrangements, booked your hotel and reserved your spot for PCBC in San Diego yet?

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