The Company Capability Scan

This online tool will help you to uncover the internal capabilities your company has or should have to become successful in developing markets. It will support your company to get a better grip on and receive public recognition for its potential and ambition to develop business models that include low-income people. The tool also serves as a good baseline and/or progress measurement tool in organisational development tracks.

How does it work?

Via this tool, you will map your company’s internal capabilities which are categorized in Resources, Processes and Values. Each category represents several topics that are relevant for companies to succeed in developing markets and to contribute to the SDGs.

Block 1: Values

  • Leadership
  • Mission, vision, corporate strategy
  • IAB culture and awareness
  • Innovation culture

Block 2: Processes

  • Organizational processes and systems
  • Learning systems and –mechanisms
  • Data collection and impact measurement
  • Funding and partnerships

Block 3: Resources

  • Staff competencies to deliver projects and project results
  • Adaptive learning staff
  • Tangible assets
  • Intangible assets

The tool will help you to assess to what extent employees from different levels of the organization feel that these building blocks are in place. Each building block includes several statements about important aspects of the company’s internal capacity. Employees are asked to answer on a scale of 1-4 to what extent they feel each aspect is embedded in the organization. The results of the assessment are then graphically plotted: one personal graph per employee and one graph with results of all employees together. It is possible to stay anonymous as an employee during this exercise.

Comparing the overall graphs reveals similarities and differences between employees’ opinions, providing a first insight into the organisation’s status quo and capacity gaps. An additional service is developed by BoPinc and PPP lab, to ensure that the use of the tool is not just a “filling-in exercise”. The additional support will allow for in-depth staff-reflection, inspiration and prioritization and design an actionable track for improving the agribusiness in developing markets.

This tool is developed by BoP Innovation centre in collaboration with PPP Lab. It supports the assessment of a company with respect to its internal capacity to induce and roll out inclusive agribusiness initiatives in developing countries.

The original source based on which this tool has been developed is the RPV Framework by Clayton M. Christensen (2001).