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Wednesday, December 2 • 10:00am - 10:30am
The Kirton Adaption Innovation KAI Inventory: Identifying and Enhancing Individual and Team Problem Solving

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The Adaption Innovation Theory and its associated psychometric instrument, the KAI Inventory, provide insight into how people solve problems and interact while decision-making.  Using this insight can improve the dynamics and cohesion of teams; can show that individuals within a team approach problems differently and that this very difference can be used to strengthen the team; and, can lead to the differences not only being tolerated, but welcomed.  The Adaption Innovation Theory is founded on the assumption that all people solve problems and are creative. The theory sharply distinguishes between level and style of creativity, problem solving, and decision-making and is concerned only with style.  These style differences lie on a normally distributed continuum, ranging from high adaption to high innovation.  Those scoring as more adaptive approach problems within the given terms of reference, theories, policies, precedents, and paradigms and strive to provide better" solutions.  By contrast those more innovative tend to detach the problem from the way it is customarily perceived and

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am

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