Title Creativity Development & Innovation Training Package for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Project Number 2011-1-BG1-LEO05-05031
Product Audit Tool
Title Audit Tool
Product Type others
Marketing Text The creativity audit has analytic role and it constitutes one of the first steps an organisation has to follow before launching a policy supporting creativity. The overall aim of the developed audit methodology is to describe the specifications that should be followed to better conduct a creativity audit.
AIMS OF THE CREATIVITY AUDIT:
+ To investigate the organization’s creativity and innovation “health”.
+ To identify the factors and variables influencing the creative potential of the personnel at an individual, organizational, leadership and team level.
+ To develop an analytical tool tailored to the needs, personnel, the culture, the nature of work and the activities of organization, etc. including all the above-mentioned factors and variables to be assessed.
+ To try to evaluate these factors by developing suitable scales of measurement and quantification.
+ To analyse the data statistically in order to identify the problematic areas (factors) requiring improvement to better focus management and team efforts.
+ Finally, to progressively and synthetically (after a discussion with the management team) propose an initial set of actions which should be followed so as the organization/company begins its first steps in implementing an initial action plan nurturing creativity at work.
Target group SME managers and employees, HR managers, SMEs
Result The overall aim of the audit methodology is to describe the specifications that should be followed to better conduct a creativity audit. The creativity audit has analytic role and it constitutes one of the first steps an organisation has to follow before launching a policy supporting creativity. The uniqueness of each organization (business or not) and the peculiarities of its organizational culture impose the needs for customizing the knowledge audit to address all these particular characteristics each organization has. Thus, the specifications that are given in the methodology constitute a general frame of sequence of steps that should be followed rather than a set of explicit and detailed guidelines.
Area of application
Some of the benefits of participation in the auditing process are:
+ Your organisation will diagnose its current status regarding creativity and innovation
+ You will have the chance to see some factors that trigger and some obstacles that inhibit organizational, team or individual creativity
+ You will learn a lot about your organization and your employees
+ You will see the gaps that need bridging and will be able to choose more effectively trainings for your organisation based on the audit’s results
+ You will optimize your efforts to facilitate subsequent organisational development and resource allocation.