Can a company have a corporate IQ? Yes, it can if you use data to assess, identify and deploy its attributes and value drivers through mission and value-creation-focused systems. 

Can you develop the corporate IQ of your company? Yes, by developing mission-critical priorities and deploying strategies to improve the assessed results on an ongoing basis.

What is CovQ? CovQ (Compound Value Creator Quotient) is a unique and next-generation data-driven management system for forward-thinking and ambitious exec teams and investors. CovQ is more than the sum of its parts.

How is it done? Applying CovQ encompasses a corporate IQ assessment system, framework, method, and knowledge embedded in intelligent SaaS for strategy development, tracking, reporting, and executive team collaboration, communication, and alignment. 

What is the right time and stage? The sooner the better; companies with growth ambitions or in transformation. Only companies that measure their corporate IQ can develop it to evolve and deliver. 

What is being measured? CovQ Score and CovQ Factor of Executive Team Alignment as well as the development of those over time. It is based on 60 Value Drivers. CovQ identifies potentials, issues, blindspots, trends, changes, emergencies and opportunities. 

What is the outcome? The corporate IQ increases and companies are empowered and equipped to deliver the full potential of their mission/purpose by executing mission-critical priorities and strategies better, more reliably, and more often so that they enjoy the benefits of compounding successful strategy delivery to build an unstoppable company. 

What does this mean for investors? Investors like PEs and VCs can assess and monitor the status quo of a company instantly and always, have data around qualities, issues, and potentials, improve the performance of the business steadily and hence maximize value creation from Due Diligence to Exit. They also can facilitate knowledge transfer and lift up portfolio returns as a result. 

What buzzwords are relevant? Value creation OS, strategy system of record, single-source-of-truth, data-driven strategic management, data-driven exec alignment, exec collaboration and communication tool, company lifecycle management, next-generation management system, instrumentalized focus, knowledge deployment

How to get started? It is easy, quick, low touch, and effective. CovQ account set up, briefing of exec team, taking assessments remotely (no preparation necessary), and translating the findings into meaningful actions. Repeat.   

What do CovQ adopters say? Testimonials

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About the author:
Ralf Hirt Founder & CEO, 8W8 Advisors Inc., NYC
Ralf Hirt, launched 8W8 Global Business Builders to deliver on his vision to empower founders and business owners to deliver the full potential of their purposes and create compound value. Ralf has accumulated extensive experience throughout a diverse career encompassing volatile phases in the tech, marketing and commerce industries. He held operational executive positions (CXO, MD, VP) around the world including Hong Kong / China, Sydney / Australia, London / UK, Munich / Germany. Last but not least he relocated with DoubleClick (acquired by Google) from Asia to New York City, where he has resided since 2005. In other roles, he drove growth for tech companies such as Harri, TUNE (acquired by Constellation Software), MODE and fit CRM (acquired by Omnicom) as well as advising Prion Group from inception to the successful sale to Accenture.

As a ‘fun fact,’ whilst working with digital publishers and marketers from all over the world as well as circling the globe innumerable times by air and all forms of transport, he developed a desire to make these invisible global and local developments visible; putting things into perspective, creating a context and making the complex accessible. The result was 8W8, the ‘New World Modelling Engine,’ which he introduced in the fiction work 8W8 - Global Space Tribes in 2007 and as an extended edition in summer 2020.

Having worked in companies employing from thirty to several thousand people, mentored dozens of tech businesses, consulted to numerous investors, and benefitted from exec education at INSEAD, SGMI and Prof G (Prof. Scott Galloway), Ralf has consolidated all of his learnings in one cohesive and comprehensive entity. 8W8 Global Business Builders has developed the platform Bauhaus encompassing a method, a framework, know-how and people to create compound value and empower founders and business owners to achieve their full potential and maximise their success in the market.