Companies without workers have a different level of operational impact than companies with workers, and do not have a Workers Impact Area. As such, these companies’ assessments will have a slightly different structure than those with workers in order to account for other relevant stakeholders. Most importantly, this means that the absence of a Workers Impact Area is not designed to reduce a zero worker company's total amount of points available, instead, the scoring is distributed differently. See this article to determine if your company is considered a zero worker company.
As the zero worker track doesn't have the Workers Impact Area, the operational points available are distributed differently across Impact Areas, as identified below.
While 110 total Operational Points are available, less than other tracks, Impact Business Model points are more heavily weighted to maintain balance in scoring, and to recognize that as a result of their smaller operational impacts, the design of their business is a more material part of their overall performance. Impact Business Models are worth 1.5x the normal value for other companies, meaning that if an IBM is typically worth up to 30 points for companies with workers, in the 0 worker track it is worth up to 45 points.
In addition to the absence of the Workers Impact Area, the total number of operational questions for zero worker companies is smaller compared to other tracks in order to create an efficient and focused assessment for zero worker companies. While creating a less burdensome overall process for completing the BIA, this focused nature also has the unfortunate result of making it, in some circumstances, more difficult for zero worker companies to perform highly in the operational questions of the assessment, because each question has higher score values and there are fewer total questions in which a company can earn credit. Feedback is always welcome on how we can continue to make the BIA more relevant for companies in these circumstances.