The ‘Provenance’ of the praXec & Berkeley Capability Assessment Tool  (PBCAT)

In early 2017, praXec and UC Berkeley teamed to leverage the Berkeley Innovation Index (BII) which was the result of extensive research by UC Berkeley that commenced in 2005 and their subsequent creation of AI and smart algorithms focused on entrepreneurship and individual innovation capability. The results of the teaming between praXec and UC Berkeley expanded the scope of the BII to address the needs of teams, functions and organisations and resulted in the creation of the praXec & Berkeley Capability Assessment Tool (PBCAT).  In simplistic terms, the PBCAT is a combination of the BII at its core, shown in blue in the diagram below, with an additional layer to address the wider company capability dynamics in terms of team, function, organisation and overall culture.

Along with the advancement in the tool, the BII AI and smart algorithms, praXec then developed a delivery mechanism that uses a pre-survey technique to help define terms and clarifies the meaning of the scoring levels for each area covered in the PBCAT questionnaire.  Both the pre-survey and on-line questionnaire output is used to feed the Berkeley engine and generate the results.

The results are correlated and categorized to develop a report that identifies where the organisation is today, where they should be to meet current challenges and where they need to be in the near future.

These results are communicated in a format that is both relevant and actionable.

Contact praXec for additional details on past results and how the praXec & Berkeley Capability Assessment Tool can be used to help your business.

For more details on the Berkeley Innovation Index (BII) please click on the link below.