The Competitive Value Innovation Guide™ (abbreviated as CoV Guide) is of benefit to several classes of users, depending on the roles they choose to play. The user first selects a role at the initial registration time. An already registered user can select to play a different role at any time. Here are the types of users for the first generation of CoV Guides.
“Primes” - Individuals acting as executives in their organizations (company, business unit, department, team, etc.) and who are interested in a personal CoV Guide assessment of their organizations. As such, they subscribe to one or more personal diagnostic assessment of their organizations. Once the Primes submit their answers to the CoV Guide questionnaire, they will be provided almost instantaneously with a full CoV Guide report, which they can see on-line or can download as a PDF or Word document.Back to registration
Organization “Primes” (CEOs, C-suite executives, heads of business units, department heads, etc.) who are interested in “team assessments” of their organization. We call them “Team Primes”.
“Team Members” are the individuals selected by a Prime as key resources in the organization (company C-suite executives, business unit senior managers, people with high responsibilities in a department, etc.) whose personal assessments of the organization are much valued by the Prime.
“Investors” are people (financial institution representatives, or simply persons on the corporate finance committee, etc.) that might have an interest in investing into an organization (company, business unit, team looking for investment in their project, etc.).
“Consultants” are people (who have been commissioned to help an organization (company, business unit, department, etc.) to grow its business. Consultants are assumed to have gone through the necessary CoV Guide training that is being handled separately by c-IM&E Inc. (see “How to become a CoV Guide consultant”.)
(CoV Guide Version 2 ) “Survey Administrators” are people (government agency/program representatives, industry association executives, consultant/research organizations representatives) who are interested in, and have the authority to, assess the competitive situation and the innovation management capabilities of a group of companies in a region (country, state/province, etc.) or in a specific industry sector within that region.
(CoV Guide Version 2) “Survey Participants” are company executives who have been invited to participate in a survey..