Starting to implement the EFQM Excellence Model within your organisation usually starts with a simple self-assessment of your organisation against the EFQM Model.
EFQM offers 3 different self-assessment tools for members that begin the journey:
1. The Quick Check
An easy tool for self-assessment based on the 8 Fundamental Concepts. As the name implies, it can be completed relatively quickly (between 1 – 2 hours). You end up with a list of improvement areas linked to your strategic objectives. Members can download this tool on the Knowledge Base.
2. Simple Questionnaire
This tool is based on the 9 criteria of the EFQM Model. Still an easy tool to use, it helps you to assess your organisation a bit more in detail than the Quick Check.
3. Determining Excellence
A guide to an organisation’s first self-assessment. Available for sale on our webshop.
Starting to implement the Model at your organisation also involves making your colleagues familiar with EFQM terminology. Therefore EFQM offers training opportunities for:
To complete your first step and receive recognition for successfully starting your journey, organisations can sign up for our Committed to Excellence programme. To achieve this recognition, an organisation needs to identify 3 priority improvement initiatives from a self-assessment and, over the next 9 – 12 months, implement these projects.
Looking for more details about the Model? For a very simple overview of the EFQM Excellence Model, we advise you to have a look at our wiki based website: My first steps with the EFQM Excellence Model. It contains a wealth of information and a number of useful tools.