Innovation Constraints Assessment
Use this form to assess the six kinds of the innovation constraints that lurk in your organization. Your results will be scored and emailed to the address you provide within 5 minutes. Your results will include a link to information you can use to interpret your results and to overcome those around you who act as if they believe that "Creative People Must Be Stopped!"
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Indicate how closely each statement describes your personal behavior when facing new problems at work. *
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I gather all the information I use sitting at my desk
I generate a few ideas I think will work and then move on
People have trouble understanding my ideas
Indicate how closely each statement describes the situation in your current project team. *
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Managers' ideas are considered “better” than those of everyone else
Members are openly critical and dismissive of new ideas or approaches
Our team space does not facilitate collaboration and information sharing
Members don't have, use or understand our innovation process
Indicate how closely each statement describes the situation in your organization. *
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Employees don't know our organization’s strategy
We do not have a mechanism for authorizing innovative experiments
Our operations work well; improvements to them are discouraged
Indicate how closely each statement describes the situation in your industry. *
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Customers have access to alternatives to our products or services
Our organization tends to rely on outside professionals, experts, or vendors for critical elements of our products or services
We ignore the needs of low-end customers in new products and service offerings
Indicate how closely each statement describes the societal dynamics for your primary products. *
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Customers use our products to express their personal identity
Our innovation efforts are impeded by regulations or ethical concerns
Our customers insist that our products look and perform the way they always have
Indicate how closely each statement describes the technology and development processes you rely on to deliver your products and services. *
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We have trouble moving from research into production due to immature technology
We do not explicitly account for time needed for learning in new projects
Our activities require mitigating efforts to avoid ecological harm
Please rate your organization on the following dimensions (these questions are not scored in the evaluation). *
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My organization is innovative
Our customers view us as innovative
Our industry is viewed as innovative
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