How does your team perform? Find out with the InQ survey.
The InQ (Innovation Quotient) survey assesses the quality of your team's
problem-solving and innovation. It measures attitudes, skills and behaviors.
Each person gives other team members a score depending on how
frequently certain attitudes and behaviors crop up.
The results show how your team rates. The five levels are innovation novice,
innovation beginner, innovation proficient, innovation expert and innovation
What does the InQ survey tell you?
By measuring a team's creative and critical thinking ability, and its aptitude
for keeping an open mind, the InQ survey tells you where improvements can
be made. Along with the InQ score, suggested actions are provided to
address a team’s specific strengths and weaknesses.
Many different attitudes, skills and behaviors drive successful innovation,
and many of us aren't aware that these things are learnable. Team leaders
can therefore use the InQ survey to focus attention on the training required
to build missing innovation skills.
By showing you what's instrumental to innovation, and providing a tool to
track improvements over time, the survey improves your team's InQ so that
it can innovate better together.
How does the InQ survey relate to the Basadur Profile?
The InQ survey also provides information relating to the four Basadur Profile
styles – generation, conceptualization, optimization and implementation.
While The Profile measures individual innovation styles and a team scatter
diagram indicates how a team is weighted when it comes to the skills
required for each stage of the process, the InQ survey assesses how well a
team actually practices those skills.
What’s holding back your innovation?
Our research identifies the following shortcomings that inhibit team
innovation and cause low morale and flat performance:
When confronted with new ideas, people are often prematurely critical.
This shuts down productive thinking.
People often wait for other team members to find problems for them to
solve, rather than taking the initiative to seek out, anticipate and pursue
Individuals and teams are often unable to communicate clearly, and fail to
define terms well. They assume that "we all know what that means," when
in fact people may not.
Teams often confuse symptoms, problems, causes and effects. The end
result is poor problem definition. It is vital that a team defines a problem
clearly, and ensures everyone understands and agrees on it.
Often individuals and teams fear failure. They're afraid their ideas are not
perfect, and will subject them to criticism.
All of the above can be overcome with [experiential Basadur training.] Our
courses and workshops are specifically designed to improve your team's
ability to innovate effectively and achieve the real change you're looking for.