Module 1: Predicting and Measuring Individuals' Capacity for Innovation
WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS Course?
Even though "innovation" is part of the standard vocabulary of any manager and professional, the way it is used in business settings is rather vague and unspecific. This makes it hard to select and implement interventions and measures that have a positive impact on an organization's capacity for innovation. In this first module you will learn and discuss with your peers the concept of innovation from an Evidence-based Management point of view. In a second step you will learn which traits and assements tend to predict an individual's capacity for Innovation.
We live in an era of “disruption” – new, mold-breaking technologies and modes of doing business are the norm, rather than the exception. Technology is evolving at an unprecedent pace, and bold industry leaders are constantly inventing new ways of communicating, collaborating, and doing meaningful work.
As a manager, it is important to take advantage of your employees’ potential for innovative thought. More than just creativity, innovation potential speaks to an individual’s capacity to generate novel and useful ideas that can inspire others and produce growth.