Anita Marx 20 MAR 2018 ASQ Dinner at Syberg’s

Anita L. Marx, Founder, AIM Consulting LLC

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

B-FITSM:  Improve Organizational Fitness with Baldrige Basics

Whether it’s your body or your business, regular checkups are important to know what’s working and what needs improvement. Organizational fitness is a mindset and a process for overcoming status quo, continuously improving, and adapting to stay ahead of the competition.

The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence is recognized throughout the world as the gold standard for assessing and improving organizational performance. It’s a roadmap on how to compete in this fast paced, hyper-competitive, ever changing world.

Although Baldrige is the gold standard for performance excellence, you may have heard myths and even wonder if it is still around. The reality is the Baldrige framework has stood the test of time and works for organizations…all sizes, all sectors.

In this session, we will:

  • Define organizational fitness and how to quickly assess fitness
  • Identify practices, policies, and procedures that contribute to status quo, complacency, and zap organizations of energy, sales, and profits
  • The basics of the Baldrige framework and how you can use it to B-FITSM

Anita L. Marx
Founder, AIM Consulting LLC

Anita Marx is founder of AIM Consulting LLC.  AIM was established in 2001 to help businesses and individuals aim high to achieve excellence. Anita’s performance excellence and business process improvement experience includes:

  • Nationally recognized leader in application of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Evaluated scores of organizations based on the Criteria and authored feedback reports on how to improve overall results.
  • Member of Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners (2003-2011). Examiner, team leader, team lead coach, and alumni examiner.
  • Member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Training team to instruct new and returning examiners on the Criteria, the evaluation process, how to conduct site visits, and writing feedback reports.
  • Authored four state-level Baldrige applications. Clients achieved recognition at the highest award level.
  • Member of the Board of Examiners and Board of Overseers for the Excellence in MO Foundation from 1993-2002.
  • Judge for the International Team Quality process.
  • Chair of Panel of Judges, member of Advisory Board for Midwest Excellence Institute, and lead trainer and consultant for MO and KS Excellence Awards. (2014-current.)

Anita has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.B.A. from St Louis University. Anita is a member of the MU Industrial Engineering Hall of Fame. She taught Quality Processes at Washington University College of Engineering. Anita is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Manager of Organizational Excellence, and completed Six Sigma training. In addition, she is a member of the Ishikawa Medal Committee, which recognizes individuals for their contributions to the quality profession and development of people.

ASQ St. Louis Section Monthly Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
05:30 PM – 09:00 PM Central

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