Innotour Innovation Ability Test
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Section 1:Innovation strategy


The organisation has a well-defined business idea:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The business idea is well communicated to all employees:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The inclination to innovate is included in business strategy:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The strategy of the organization is revised regularly:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Information and communication technology (ICT) is a key issue in the development of the organi-zation:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organization is favoring that change takes place continuously, whenever an opportunity arises:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organization is favoring that change takes place at well-planned intervals, and otherwise the organization is enjoying a 'business as usual mode' :
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The board wants to see innovations in the organization:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant





Section 2:The organisational culture

The employees are motivated to contribute with new ideas:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Working with changes is included in the job description for managers:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Working with changes is included in the job descriptions of non-managers:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


It is tolerated to make mistakes in the organisation :
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Mistakes are considered a step-stone for innovations :
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Time is allocated for work with innovations:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management is communicating the needs for innovations regularly:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


New employees are recruited with a view on their abilities to contribute to the innovation process, and not only for their job specific qualifications:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management has a clear picture of all employees’ abilities in terms of contribution to innovation processes:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant





Section 3:The innovation process


The management is providing idea boxes or IT-based suggestion facilities:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The management organizes regular idea meetings for employees:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Proposals for changes are invited at regular staff meetings and during daily interaction:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


There is a job rotation in the organization with the aim of provoking ideas for changes:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management is supervising the innovative behavior of its competitors:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management collects response and suggestions from customers systematically:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management visits similar organizations regularly in order to get inspiration:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management invites ideas and suggestions from is suppliers of products and services systematically:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management and/or staff visits fairs and exhibitions:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


All mistakes and complaints from employees are investigated to see whether they contain inspiration for changes:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organization is collaborating with consultants in the innovation process:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organization is collaborating with other organizations of the same category in the innovation process:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organization is collaborating with other organizations in the same value chain in the innovation process:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organization collaborates with universities in the innovation process:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organization is regularly undertaking market analyses:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organizations is parts of networks and groups where it is exposed to new developments:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The organization use the Internet as a source of inspiration:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant





Section 4: Implementation of innovations


There is a systematic documentation of all ideas an proposals:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Ideas are prioritized after a strict procedure:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Feasibility studies/cost benefit assessments are performed:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Risks connected to innovations are assessed:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management has the capacity to assess ideas from employees and to give feedback:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Management has a clear procedure of how to work with the development and implementation of innovations:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Employees are asked to comment during the implementation process:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The innovations are communicated and explained to the employees:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Opportunities to perform secondary changes in the organization are exploited, for example changed division of labour after IT-investments :
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


The innovations are assessed together with the employees after implementation:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant


Information about customer response is collected after the implementation:
To a very high extent Quite significantly Moderately Limited Not at all Not relevant