Winchester, Mass., -- IC Rating™, a system offering a complete assessment of an organization's intellectual capital, is now available to U.S. and Canadian consulting firms through Trek Consulting in Winchester, Massachusetts.
Trek, the first U.S. consultant trained and licensed by Intellectual Capital AB of Stockholm, Sweden, to offer the proprietary service in North America, is recruiting other consultants nationally. The system has been used successfully in Europe and Asia since 1997.
Intellectual capital includes an organization's total intangible assets, covering human, structural and relationship intellectual capital.
"Intellectual capital is the key to the future of American business, but consultants couldn't systematically identify and assess this key resource for their clients until now," said Trek principal Mary Adams.
"Corporate boards, executives, investors, strategic partners and merger/acquisition candidates need solid data instead of guesstimates when making key decisions. IC Rating also provides information and inspiration for change management, strategic planning and creating or improving a performance-measurement system."
IC Rating's methodology generates letter grades from three viewpoints: efficiency (where the company is today), renewal (the state of its innovation processes) and risk (where it could lose ground). It also grades 11 subcategories in each, including organizational capital (intellectual property, the processes and practices), human capital (management and employees) and relationship capital (the brand, customer capital and vendor network).
Polar charts present detailed findings on individual intellectual capital components, optionally including the company's standing compared to competitors. A written summary presents candid anonymous comments from stakeholders.
More information can be obtained at www.icrating.com