The Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence recognized
The Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence, formerly Arkansas Quality Award, was developed to provide opportunities for all organizations in the state to measure their progress in the journey of performance excellence. The award is to be used by businesses, government agencies, schools, churches and all kinds of organizations in improving quality, productivity and financial effectiveness.
The process was developed by a team of volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and employers. The Arkansas process, which is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, combines the advantages of using the most current, comprehensive and widely accepted criteria available to assess progress toward long-term improvement of organizations in a process that uses a four-step award program.