Dynamics in Intellectual Capital


How fast change drivers of Intellectual Capital? This question comes frequently from practitioners of Intellectual Capital and leads to heated discussions. Some argue for stability while others see almost arbitrary evaluations. The following chart with data from one client with about 200 employees helps to make the dynamics a little more transparent and to form an evidence based position:

The best results of this interactive chart become visible with the following settings:

  • color: unique colors
  • size: systematics

Individual drivers can be selected and observed in their development over time. An interesting improvement could be accomplished in the quality of internal communication while quantity (=capacity) of leadership suffered a temporary decline but could recover since.

The message for take away: we see substantial dynamics in IC. It can be developed – and it declines once the focus is shifted away. Evaluation is relatively stable, that is: the method delivers realistic results.