BestPrax Club, established by the quality pioneers Qimpro, aims to become a distinguished Benchmarking Clearinghouse in Asia.
As a first step, on 1 April 2008 it entered into an associate partnership with APQC, USA, a recognised leader in benchmarking, knowledge management, measurement and quality programmes.
The two organisations will work together to standardise and distribute advanced principles of excellence in the Asia-Pacific region.
''The synergy between APQC and BestPrax Club make this partnership a natural fit,'' says Troy Shuttleworth, director of business development at APQC. ''This partnership helps APQC fulfill our mission to uncover and understand effective methods of improvement and share our findings with an international community of business professionals.''
''The economic center of gravity is shifting to the Asia-Pacific region. Organizations in this region no longer think local. They have a global mindset. They aim to be the benchmark in managerial practices'' says Suresh Lulla, director, BestPrax Club. ''APQC offers the largest global knowledge base of best practices. BestPrax Club will work with APQC to facilitate innovation of managerial practices, as well as excellence in organizational performance''
BestPrax Club was established by Qimpro in 2005 to provide a networking and learning forum for member organisations to share and grow their generic business practices. Central to the BestPrax Club offerings are 135 managerial practices that are culled from the Baldrige criteria.
- Knowledge Base is populated with caselets on specific managerial practices researched by BestPrax Club
- Assessments are web enabled, practice-by-practice, leading to opportunities for improvement and innovation
- Labs enable organisations to generate creative ideas for innovation of managerial practices.
Recognition is an established platform that encourages organizations to showcase their innovative managerial practices.
A recognised leader in benchmarking, knowledge management, measurement, and quality programmes, APQC helps organisations adapt to rapidly changing environments, build new and better ways to work, and succeed in a competitive marketplace.
For more than 30 years, APQC has been identifying best practices, discovering effective methods of improvement, broadly disseminating findings, and connecting individuals with one another and with the knowledge, training, and tools they need to succeed.
APQC is a member-based nonprofit serving more than 500 organisations around the world in all sectors of business, education, and government.