Molders and moldmakers often give themselves the short shrift when it comes to being innovative and capitalizing on their creativity. Results from a new survey from Plante & Moran show that your IQ is an important factor in your success.
Plante & Moran, along with NewNorth Center, partnered in the first Innovation Quotient (IQ) survey to determine how companies in the Midwest region are performing across the range of practices that might be considered innovation. (Excellence in Innovation: Meeting the Challenge in the Midwest, 2011 Innovation Quotient Survey.) While the survey primarily focused on companies that innovate new products for commercialization, there are some lessons in this for moldmakers.