"Skills, attitudes and behaviours of individuals are central to an organization's ability to innovate, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Innovation Skills Profile 2.0 (ISP2.0). It identifies the skills needed to generate ideas, take calculated risks and be entrepreneurial, develop interpersonal relationships that support innovation, and implement ideas. The ISP2.0 is designed to be used by employees, employers, educators, students, governments, labour and communities to become more innovative.
This online publication identifies four categories of skills, attitudes, and behaviours that contribute to an organization's capacity to innovate:
Creativity, Problem-Solving, and Continuous Improvement SkillsRisk Assessment and Risk-Taking SkillsRelationship-Building and Communication SkillsImplementation Skills.
The Innovation Skills Profile 2.0 is a product of the Conference Board's Centre for Business Innovation (CBI), a five-year initiative to help bring about major improvements in firm-level business innovation in Canada.
"Individuals and teams with the right mix of innovation skills, attitudes, and behaviours will be better prepared to add value to the tasks, projects and activities that underpin corporate innovation performance and better bottom-line results. The ISP2.0 helps businesses get there," said Dr. Michael Bloom, Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning at the Conference Board."