Kaplan Professional, a global leader in corporate learning and development, today announced the launch of the Corporate Innovation Diagnostic, a major assessment tool in measuring and increasing innovative thinking in the corporate workforce.
“Getting innovation right is very difficult, and a constant challenge for organizations,” said Andrew Perkins, Kaplan Global Director of Leadership and Professional Development. “We know that innovation is a major driver in commercial success and that innovative organizations don’t follow the crowd, they lead it. They don’t compete in the market, they create new markets. So, the question is, why isn’t your business innovative?”
Working with ChangeSchool, an executive education consultancy specializing in Innovation, Kaplan has developed a unique process that combines a diagnostic tool that identifies those aspects of current practices and culture that hinder innovative practice, along with a tailored program designed to develop the skills, practices and culture that encourage and nurture innovative corporate eco-systems.
The diagnostic presents business scenarios and poses two key questions: Do you know the best response, and how confident are you that your answer is correct? With a few complex algorithms and a wealth of expertise, the answers are analyzed to give a clear picture of who is aligned to the best innovative practice, and who is likely to hinder best practice. This helps to target and tailor training and development to those that need it most.
Professionals then work with the organization to understand what innovation means in that environment. Scenarios and related questions are created based on the themes and issues that emerge from conversations and a selected group pilot the assessment to enable necessary adjustments. The organization is then surveyed and results are shared with leadership to plan a tailored Innovation Development Program.
About Kaplan Professional
Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 10,000 corporations and businesses globally. Kaplan Professional helps professionals obtain and maintain in-demand certifications, licenses and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers. Through live and online instruction, Kaplan Professional provides test preparation, licensing, continuing education, and professional development programs to businesses and individuals in the accounting, engineering, insurance, securities, real estate, financial planning, and information technology industries. Kaplan, Inc. is part of the Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC).