TEST: How Innovative Are You? | (How to Improve innovativeness)



hello there and welcome today we will be going over a test covering how innovative are you innovation can refer to something new or to a change made to an existing product idea or a field do you think you are innovative well here we are presenting a simple self-assessment to reflect on your own mindset you have to answer five questions please assess yourself on the extent in which you recognize yourself on a scale from one to 10 where 1 means no no match and 10 means yes perfect match a self-assessment and 5 questions 1 I want to progress in life too I'm open to the world around me 3 I continuously get fresh insights for I continuously see opportunities and get new ideas 5 I put a lot of effort in realizing my new ideas after each of these five self-assessment questions please tally an area to give a corresponding score as you'll have a score for each of those five individual questions the maximum is 50 points if you have scored 40 or more that means you really have an innovative mindset if you have scored 31 to 40 that means you have an innovative mindset if you have scored 21 to 30 that means you can improve your innovative mindset if you have scored 20 or less that means you can definitely improve your innovative mindset everybody can be an innovator as long as you really want to here we like to present you five ways to help you boost your innovativeness as mentioned by giz van wolfen who is a global speaker trainer and author on innovation postpone your judgment like on facebook we also in our professional lives continuously like and dislike our experience materializes in opinions which make us masters in our profession in this way we create our own best practices during our career but the world changes at a fast pace and we run a huge risk that our best practices of today will become blinders missing out on the next practices of tomorrow so to stay or to become more innovative it's essential to start seeing your judgment as a button which you can turn on and off whenever you like turn it off when you want to open up break your patterns 40% of our daily practice is not based on a decision but just happens from our routines a lot of these patterns in our lives are fully automated and are hard to break step one is to postpone our judgement and step two is to break our patterns by looking to the world with a different perspective to be really aware of what you observe instead of being on autopilot and when you are really aware you will get curious again nature has given us two eyes two ears and only one mouth for a reason observe and listen at least twice as much as you talk and raise questions that's the way to learn and to get inspired see opportunities once you break your pattern you will start seeing new opportunities right away new technologies new trends new target groups new markets new customers new designs new business models new distribution channels they all may provide great opportunities to innovate these opportunities will merge as fresh ideas to you at any moment just like in the shower while jogging or just before you fall asleep just relax and they will pop into your mind under take inspiration safaris you learn the most from people who look the least like you the only problem is that you normally will never meet them don't study only your competitors reach out to people beyond your industry get in touch with them and you will learn extensively what can a hospital learn from IKEA on an ideal routing what can insurance company learn from a music festival on creating customer experiences what kind of government agency learn from starbucks on customer service organize a tour for yourself and your colleagues to get them out of their offices and their comfort zones discover customer pain points and dreams another great way to open your mind and become more innovative is to interact with clients companies looking for customer insights themselves are double as profitable in their innovation projects as competitors who didn't of course you don't go to clients asking what they want because the only thing they want are improvements of what's already out there on the market no your innovativeness is really sparked by learning how they interact with products and services what their problems are while using them and what they are dreaming of we hope these five practical ways inspire you and wish you lots of success increasing your own innovativeness so you will be more successful on your innovation journeys you

5 Comments

  1. Explorist said:

    The maximum is 50 points. What's your score?

    June 26, 2019
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  2. Anthony Hogan said:

    1) Postpone Your Judgement.
    2) Break Your Patterns
    3) See Opportunities
    4) Undertake Inspiration Safaris
    5) Discover Customer Pain Points and Dreams
    – Gijs van Wulfen
    #QuickSum #InnovationMindset

    June 26, 2019
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  3. Jude Emmanuel Peeriz said:

    Hello there, I am pursuing Mechanical Engineering(2nd year) from India, I Love your videos really inspiring! But the problem I am facing right now is FEAR ABOUT FUTURE ME. I feel like a Loser when I see a better person in any particular sector. So scared about how it would go after Graduation.

    June 26, 2019
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  4. Leader Logic said:

    'Innovative mindset' right here! It's always a balance between early innovation and then keeping projects moving forward. But, always assessing further opportunities when they arise. Check out my new channel 😊

    June 26, 2019
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  5. Explorist said:

    It all starts with the question: Do you want to progress in life? When you have an innovative mindset: You are ambitious. You are curious. You see opportunities. You are creative. You take action.

    June 26, 2019
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