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How many hours a month do Whats the most effectiveyou dedicate to innovation? way to encourage innovation1. About 5 minutes in your organization?2. 1-3 hours 1. Reward it3. 5-10 hours 2. Make it "ok" to try and fail4. Should I include sleeping and 3. Provide management backing weekend time? 4. All of the aboveHow many innovation books Whats your preferredhave you read over the last approach for coming up withyear? new ideas?1. They write books on this 1. Wait for a good idea to spark stuff? 2. Sit with a few colleagues and2. 1-3 brainstorm3. 4-6 3. Use systematic tools for4. I lost count innovation 4. Call in the professionalHow many Innovation innovation facilitatorscompanies are you familiarwith? What is the optimal reason1. Ooh, an innovation company! for kicking off an innovation Whats that? initiative?2. 1 1. Theres never a good reason3. 5 to change existing successful4. All of them practices 2. When theres time andHow many innovation moneyconferences did you attend 3. Only in a crisis situationover the last 2 years? 4. Innovation can always help1. Im sure Ill visit one some me find better ways to reach time soon… any organizational goals2. 13. 24. Attend…or speak at?
What does an organization What do you do to overcomeneed to do in order to your mental fixedness?become more innovative? 1. Whats fixedness?1. Create a constant pipeline of 2. Brainstorm new products 3. Try and challenge my2. Provide skills for innovative assumptions thinking for many employees 4. Fixed, moi?3. Put organizational support structures in place (steering What is the greatest committee, clear criteria for barrier to organizational success in innovations, etc.) innovation?4. All of the above 1. My refusal to share my genius ideasWhat is your reaction 2. Different kinds of fixednesswhen you hear the term 3. No clear method of"innovation"? measuring innovation efforts1. Last years buzz word 4. Seeing innovation as separate2. Show me the money from day-to-day business3. Expectation to hear something exciting What in your opinion is the4. Motivates me to ask "What most effective way to secure can we be doing differently your companys long-term and better?" future? 1. Keep on doing what weHow many innovation blogs know worksdo you subscribe to? 2. Copy our hottest competitors1. Whats a blog? 3. Re-think and improve our2. 1 business model, products and3. 3 practices4. Everything that I can get my 4. Make me CEO hands on
How You Scored13-25 You sound like you put the "no" in innovation…Playing it safe, sticking to good, common-sense business practices, you aredependable and a steady performer. However, keeping an open mind canhelp you improve your companys performance. Innovation is more than lastyears "buzz-word" – you can come up with new ideas that can make youmore competitive in an ever-changing world. It might actually be your safestbet.Tip for your type: Perhaps we can open your mind to innovation. Visit theSIT Innovation Blog: www.SITsite.com/blog26-38 Youre clearly an innovation championYou have a well-rounded, holistic view of innovation and are clearly alreadyusing it to your advantage. Although you realize that your individualcontribution plays a major part, you know that its a teams innovation effortthat delivers the most effective results.Tip for your type: Experience a systematic, counter-intuitive approach toinnovation that challenges conventional methods. Learn more by reading"Finding Your Innovation Sweet Spot?" (available from info@SITsite.com)39-52 Innovation guruYou implicitly understand innovation to be a key driver of your businesssuccess – and experience has proven to you that its a vehicle for achievinga host of top business objectives, whether its organic growth, cost-cutting,increasing market share or becoming more sustainable. Youre consultedby peers and colleagues looking for someone to champion their cause to dothings a little differently – and youll fight their corner, safe in the knowledgethat its the innovators who are reshaping the world.Tip for your type: When they make you CEO, be sure to call us in for anorganizational innovation project – we have much to learn from you. info@SITsite.com ® Systematic Inventive Thinking