Creativity is one of the most important skills in business today. How does your workplace stack up when it comes to creative thinking and innovation? This quick quiz will give you an idea.
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Question 1 of 12
My team is empowered to believe in their abilities and make autonomous decisions.
Question 2 of 12
Trust, honesty and creative abrasion:
We feel safe to give feedback, to be honest when things are not working and to engage in healthy debate.
Yes, we have a strong sense of trust in our team.
No, team members are concerned that we will be judged if we voice our opinions.
Question 3 of 12
Curiosity and learning:
Our team is curious and draws on insights from other industries; we are continually asking questions and learning
Yes, we are a curious bunch.
No, we work within narrow parameters.
Question 4 of 12
We are encouraged to try new things. Mistakes are seen as an invitation to grow.
Yes, we test out better ways of doing things.
No, there is little scope for trying new things.
Question 5 of 12
Humour and playfulness:
We have fun together and try not to take ourselves too seriously.
No, there's not much room for playfulness in our team.
Yes, we laugh a lot in our team.
Question 6 of 12
Collaboration and community:
We include other teams, customers and/or suppliers in thinking and our problem solving. We communicate with people from different fields of expertise.
Yes, We have a strong sense of all being in this together.
We seldom branch out of our team.
Question 7 of 12
Our company invests in training our people in creative thinking and innovation processes.
Yes, our people are trained to grow and apply their creative intelligence.
No, we don't offer training in creative thinking as yet.
Question 8 of 12
Creative Problem Solving:
We understand and use a creative problem-solving method.
No, we don't use a structured method for problem solving and innovation.
Yes, we use Creative Problem Solving or other methods to work on solutions to challenges and opportunities.
Question 9 of 12
I understand my personality preferences and those of my team members. I know how these impact my creative thinking and how I solve problems and innovate within my team.
Yes, I have good insight here.
This is not an area that our team has explored.
Question 10 of 12
Reward and recognition:
We not only have innovation awards, but people are truly recognised and rewarded at all levels for contributions to news ways of working.
Yes, we are encouraged to and rewarded for innovation.
No, our recognition and reward of innovation is either limited or it only applies to certain parts or levels of the business.
Question 11 of 12
We allocate time to explore new ideas in our monthly or weekly schedule.
No, we are just too busy; we don't have time for this.
Yes, we schedule time, even if it is not a lot or not often, to explore new ideas.
Question 12 of 12
I am committed to our company purpose and know how my role contributes to our overall direction.
Absolutely. I am motivated to use my creativity to achieve company goals .
No, I'm either not clear on where we are headed or how my role ties in to the purpose of the organisation.