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Creative People Must Be Stopped: Six Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying) by David A. Owens

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Appendix A

Using the Assessment Results

Working with your results from the assessments in each chapter, you can use the following steps to determine which specific constraints and which types of constraints are likely to be a significant impediment for innovation in your organization.

Which Category of Constraints Is the Primary Problem?

After completing the assessment in each chapter, write down the number of statements that you rated at each of the three rating levels, and then total the number for each constraint category in the worksheet on page 250. If you have rated more than six items in a single assessment as a 1 (“Highly Descriptive”), then working on that category of constraint is likely to be a productive effort. Once you have completed ...

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