Are You an Innovator? Take the Innovator Self-Test.

Take this quick self-assessment to see if you need to improve innovation in your company or if you’re already in the Innovation Zone. It has only 10 questions and takes less than 2 minutes to complete!

 

1. New ideas are:

  • Encouraged
  • Tolerated
  • Frowned upon
  • Discouraged

2. Risk taking is:

  • Encouraged
  • Tolerated
  • Frowned upon
  • Discouraged

3. Challenging the status quo is:

  • Encouraged
  • Tolerated
  • Frowned upon
  • Discouraged

4. Expressing conflicting points of view is:

  • Encouraged
  • Tolerated
  • Frowned upon
  • Discouraged

5. Failure is:

  • Accepted as a necessary part of the innovation process
  • Tolerated
  • Blamed on outside circumstances
  • Punished

6. Seeking out new sources of data (especially those outside our business or industry) is:

  • Encouraged
  • Tolerated
  • Frowned upon
  • Discouraged

7. Interdepartmental communication:

  • Happens most of the time
  • Happens some of the time
  • Rarely happens
  • Never happens

8. Collaborating with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders on new ways of doing business:

  • Happens most of the time
  • Happens some of the time
  • Rarely happens
  • Never happens

9. New projects and initiatives:

  • Almost always receive sufficient funding and resources
  • Sometimes receive sufficient funding and resources
  • Rarely receive sufficient funding and resources
  • Never receive sufficient funding and resources

10. People are recognized and rewarded for coming up with new ideas/innovative thinking:

  • Most of the time
  • Some of the time
  • Rarely
  • Never