CIMS faculty member and NC State professor Dr. Lynda Aiman-Smith has developed an easy-to-use test to help you gauge your Value IQ. Its 33 questions examine the cultural factors proven to be indicators of an innovative organization.
Along with the IM Maturity Assessment, it can be used to construct a curriculum of innovation management courses to be used as part of your company’s overall change plan.
CIMS believes that innovation is not the sole province of the R&D Department. So the Value IQ Assessment examines all departments in your organization’s value chain–sales, operations, finance, etc.–for their contribution to the quality of your products and services. (Read more about the Value IQ Assessment in the March-April 2005 issue of the IRI’s Research Technology Management Journal.
Assessing Your Organization’s Potential for Value Innovation
When you take the Value IQ Assessment, you will discover useful information about how the mindsets, values and behaviors of your employees contribute to the organization’s ability to innovate.
The Value IQ Assessment will:
- Examine 9 cultural factors that are proven indicators of an innovative organization
- Help you baseline your capacity to innovate
- Enable you to prioritize which IM deficiencies should be addressed first
The Value IQ Assessment is available to both CIMS members and non-members as a fee-based service. Contact CIMS for more information.
Related Articles in the CIMS Innovation Management Report
- Identify Disruptive Innovations and Align Organization Behind Them — Kelly Services’ Innovation Journey (March/April 2015)
- Building Your Innovation Culture (January/February 2013)
- How Healthy is Your Firms Innovation Culture? Are You Measuring It? (Fall 2011)
- Don’t Believe All You Hear About Innovation Culture (Spring 2011)
- CIMS Makes a Difference at Eisai (Winter 2011)
- Services Innovation Demands Culture Change- Is Your Company Ready? (Winter 2008)
- CIMS Makes a Difference (Winter 2008-2009)
- Five Researchers (W&M) Probe How to Make Collaborative Innovation Work (Fall 2008)