Multiple Requirements

Multiple Criteria Requirements - Baldrige Glossary Definition

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The term 'Multiple Requirements' was first introduced in the Baldrige Glossary in 2002.

Multiple Requirements

The term ďmultiple requirementsĒ refers to the individual questions Criteria users need to answer within each Area to Address. These questions constitute the details of an Itemís requirements. They are presented in black text under each Itemís Area(s) to Address. This presentation is illustrated in the Item format.

See also the Baldrige Criteria "Item Format" graphic below for additional information about multiple requirements.

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Baldrige Criteria Item Format and Requirements

Item Format and Requirements Description for Criteria Items

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Criteria Structure

The seven Criteria Categories in the Baldrige Framework are subdivided into Items and Areas to Address.


There are 17 Criteria Items in the 7 Framework Categories, each focusing on a major requirement.

Areas to Address:

Items consist of one or more Areas to Address (Areas). Organizations should address their responses to the specific requirements of these Areas.

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Baldrige Glossary - Multiple Requirements