For each statement below select the statement that most accurately describes your organisation. Person: The Person is the entrepreneur Mindset We are a creative company. Our people run creative workshops, encourage thinking differently and like trying new things. We believe in the power of creativity to drive innovation and are actively trying to foster it in our people, but sometimes old habits get in the way. Creativity is encouraged within select departments, like Marketing. Creativity is not actively encouraged in our people. We reward efficiency, adherence to process and following the correct procedures.Team collaboration Teams are siloed. Departments mainly work independently. Collaboration is encouraged and we are actively dismantling company silos. Cross-functional teams have been created for select projects. Working collaboratively is part of our DNA.Risk-taking The company does not encourage risk-taking. People know failure has consequences. For select projects, we encourage risk-taking. Emphasis is on taking smaller risks and learning fast from failure. The company understands that risk-taking is vital for innovation. People are encouraged to experiment and setbacks are seen as learning opportunities. There is some tolerance for risk-taking, but we try to minimise it.Resources For select departments, we encourage creativity. We support creative activities like brainstorming, but we are not sure if we are conducting them properly or achieving the best results. The company encourages and empowers employees to be creative. We are prepared to invest in creativity training to make our company even more innovative. Creativity is tolerated. We like employees to be proactive in suggesting ideas, but their managers must approve it before it can be implemented. The company does not invest in training in creativity. We do not need our people to think outside the box.Process: It is the procedure used by the Person to develop the Product Innovation priority We believe in innovation and try to have a pipeline of new products, but planning is hard to balance with the day-to-day business. Innovation is not a priority. It is too distracting and we need to focus on servicing our customers as best as we can. We have an innovation pipeline full of products from closer-in to disruptive. It is a key part of our growth strategy. We generate innovation as needed. When customers need improvements, we make it a priority.Alignment to company strategy We have an innovation strategy and pipeline. Everyone knows they have a role in helping to deliver it as it is core to our business. We have no formal innovation strategy. It is not our focus or priority. We have an innovation strategy, but not everyone in the business understands it or knows their role in delivering it. Innovation is important, but not formally aligned with the business strategy. We produce innovation as needed but regard it as outside of our usual business activities.Integrating creativity Our innovations do not need to be creative. They need to deliver incremental revenue and make our customers happy. Creative thinking is not required for innovation. If we need improvements, we ask our customers or make continuous updates. Creativity is the catalyst to innovation. It gives us a competitive edge and helps positions us as leaders in our field. We fall into the trap of prioritising the more straightforward and accessible innovation. We need help in generating more creative and stretching innovation.Capabilities The company does not invest in training in innovation or creativity. We do not encourage employees to come up with new ideas for the business. The company believes innovation and creative thinking are pivotal to business success. We have an innovation process and we encourage everyone to be creative. Creativity is tolerated. We like employees to be proactive in suggesting ideas, but the focus is on doing the job well. We have an innovation process, run ideation sessions, but we are not sure if we are getting the best results.The Product: Built by the Person as a result of the creative Process Pipeline of innovation We have a pipeline of innovations with a mixture of closer-in ideas to further out that are planned and prioritised. We have a pipeline of innovation but are not systematic about how we prioritise our launches. We don’t have any new products or services that we are launching. We are focused on business as usual. We are focused on continuous improvement and rarely launch new products or services that require investment.Customer service orientation We don’t actively engage with our customers to find out what else they want that we could potentially offer. Working collaboratively with our customers is at the heart of our innovation process. We welcome customer feedback but don’t routinely ask for it. If they have a good suggestion, we will consider it. We regularly invite our customers into our innovation process. It is essential they believe in a project before we launch it.Resources We have a budget for innovation and have resources dedicated to developing new ideas. We don't have any money dedicated to innovation. We don’t have an allocated budget, but we can find the resources to support incremental improvements. We have the resources dedicated to a continuous pipeline of innovation and innovation is encouraged at every level of the organisation.Fostering innovation Everyone is encouraged to suggest ideas that will drive business improvements. New ideas are tolerated, but we don’t actively encourage it. The company does not invest in training or encourage employees to suggest improvements. We have people who are responsible for innovation. However, we are not sure if we are getting the best results.The Press: The environment which the Person operates to create the Product Availability of space for collaboration We have plenty of space to work collaboratively. People are encouraged to move around and interact as much as possible. We have meeting rooms, but they are mostly used for clients and management meetings. We encourage collaboration with an open office plan and some breakout spaces, in addition to meeting rooms. We have flexible working spaces where project teams can collaborate and we sometimes hold off-site meetings.Availability of space for different types of thinking We allow people to wear headphones at work to block out distractions and some people also have offices. We have a multitude of spaces where we can collaborate and we also have areas for quiet time. If people want to work at home or a coffee shop, they are empowered to make that choice. We have an office environment that encourages creativity and collaboration. It has open spaces, laughter is encouraged and teamwork is the priority. We have offices suitable for getting the job done. We don’t encourage thinking outside of the box.The environment supports expansive thinking The company welcomes new thinking in a few areas. Otherwise, too many ideas become distracting. The company does not encourage thinking differently. The focus is on doing the job well. The company encourages employees to challenge the status quo to create a culture of innovation. The company encourages people to make improvements to how they work provided it has their manager’s approval.The culture supports flexible working hours The company has standardised working hours and employees need to adhere to them. The company provides full flexibility and focuses on outputs rather than counting the hours spent in the office. The company has a flexible working hours policy, but you still need approval from your manager before using it. Flexibility is tolerated. Some employees can work from home occasionally.Thank you! We appreciate your thoughtful answers and time. Fill in your details and click the "See results" button and you will be directed to a Results page where you can learn more about your score and the Stage of Innovation readiness of your company. Name Company Name Email Address Subscribe me to your newsletter!