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What is your Innovation Quotient?

What is your Innovation Quotient?

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CRAFITTI CONSULTING’s (www.crafitti.com) Thought Ignition Papers Series (TIPS) is a crystallization of our research, experiments and experiences to communicate those ideas that ignited deeper and fruitful thoughts which led to successful action. These are our vehicles to co-craft innovation with our clients and partners. We look forward to empowering ideas together.

Innovation is one of the least understood business concepts and yet fundamental to every business. How to make you, your team and your company innovative?With Innovation Quotient as defined in this Crafitti TIP our clients can understand their innovation potential and use this for their teams, organizations and eco-system at large.
CRAFITTI CONSULTING’s (www.crafitti.com) Thought Ignition Papers Series (TIPS) is a crystallization of our research, experiments and experiences to communicate those ideas that ignited deeper and fruitful thoughts which led to successful action. These are our vehicles to co-craft innovation with our clients and partners. We look forward to empowering ideas together.

Innovation is one of the least understood business concepts and yet fundamental to every business. How to make you, your team and your company innovative?With Innovation Quotient as defined in this Crafitti TIP our clients can understand their innovation potential and use this for their teams, organizations and eco-system at large.

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TIPS-002-2011
June 12, 2011 1
THOUGHT
IGNITION 
PAPER SERIES
 
What is YOUR INNOVATION QUOTIENT?
How innovative you are? Is this really avalid question to ask? People say we all areborn creative, but it is taught out of ussystematically? But creativity is not Innovation
 –
you need something more as well. Or is itenough to be creative to be innovative? Thereare people who say, I know Innovation when Isee it, no need to define it? Further it is sonon-quantifiablethat one cannotmeasure it atall. There aremany existingdefinitions of Innovation
 –
 but somehow, Ilike,
successful exploitation of (new/old) ideas
.Howeverincreasingly Iam shiftingtowards
Innovation is about creating changethrough social engineering.
Further, if oneneeds to find out how Innovative one is
 –
it isimperative to understand the two aspects -internal capabilitiesandprobability of increasing the internal ideation/changereaching the society at large. In this regard theauthor has developed a set of 5 multiple-choice
questions which helps one to estimate one’s
Innovation Quotient.
 Instead of building adetailed mathematical model, the responses tothese questions are ranked on a simple 4 pointscale. These rankings are accumulated as ametric and based on the metric we define fourtypical Personalities based on their score
 –
 
Innovation Maverick, Balanced Innovator,Manager of Status Quo, and Realized Soul/Floater.
This
thought ignition paper (tip)
describes
the Innovation Quotient test
and explains thekey characteristics of four Innovationpersonalities that emerge out of this test.Before we define the key characteristics of these four Innovation archetypes
 –
I suggestthe reader to take the Innovation Quotient test.
Five Questions
 –
Innovation Quotient Test
Answer the following questions to find out yourInnovation Quotient:
Question 1: How many times you think/wish tochange or do differently whatever you aredoing (including driving and eating):
(a) Always (b) Almost Always (c) Sometimes (d)Never
Question 2: How many times you actually dodifferently whatever you have been doing in a particular way:
(a) Always (b) Almost Always (c) Sometimes (d)Never
Question 3: How many times you follow whatever is written as an instruction for you to
CRAFITTI CONSULTING’s
Thought Ignition Papers Series (TIPS)
is acrystallization of our research,experiments and experiences tocommunicate those ideas that ignited deeper and fruitful thoughts which led to successful action. These are our vehicles toco-craft innovation with our clients and partners. We look  forward to empowering ideastogether.
 
 © Crafitti Consulting Private Limited www.crafitti.com Confidential June 12, 2011 2
 follow:
(a) Never (b) Sometimes (c) Almost Always (d)Always
Question 4: How many times you share withothers whatever different results you haveachieved by doing something differently:
(a) Always (b) Almost Always (c) Sometimes (d)Never
Question 5: With how many people you sharedifferent results or failed experiments of yoursthat you have achieved by doing thingsdifferently:
(a) Everyone (b) Whoever is willing to listen (c)Some very close friends (d) Nobody
Score your responses
For every (a) give yourself a score of 4, forevery (b) give a score of 3 and for every (c) giveyourself 2. The response (d) in all five questionsgets no score.Just add all your scores for all five questions.This will be a number between 20 and zero.This is your
Innovation Quotient 
.
Significance of your Innovation Quotient
 The Innovation Quotient is a number in therange 0-20. Your Innovation Quotient describesyour
Innovation archetype
as follows.
Innovation Quotient in the range 18-20:
 Maverick - Innovation is in your Blood 
:
You arelikely to continuously change the world aroundyou - it can be for positive or negative, onecannot be sure - but overall in a time period theresults will be positive. However,
take time tochill out 
sometimes as well and
accept there areothers
who may like to share something.
Youare the maverick.Innovation Quotient in the range 14-17:
 Balanced Innovator/Planned Innovation:
 
Youhave nicely balanced it out. You think aboutconsequences and do
systematic Innovation based on planning and take the results to world in anorganized manner 
. Sometimes you need to bring ina dash of maverick inside youand sometimes youmay need a more systematic approach. Howeveryou are a balanced innovator.
Innovation Quotient in the range 11-13:Manager of Status Quo:
 
You have been trainedto follow authority. You accept things as they areand likely to reproduce results following a particularprocess.In a world where predictability andcertainty are norms you will be successful.The wordthat describes you is a
solid manager
. Please taketime out to understand that
managing somethingas is may be less risky - however in a world whichchanges at tearing pace - it is the riskiest situationto be in.
Please come out and start doing thingsdifferently. May be you can include some mavericksin your group. You are the solid manager.
Innovation Quotient in the range 0 and 10:Realized Soul/Life Floater - Why do we needInnovation?
 
The fear of change, the shyness, theacceptance of your life as is - makes you either anextremely wise person - who thinks that this worldand the material things including social connectionsare just a mirage and real you is not the body northe mind - it is your soul that you need to connectto and why to change anything when it is just adream. Well if that is really you - don't get

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