Insight

into human behavior

Insight into human behavior is what empowers companies to leverage individuals’ different strengths, which shows them how to leverage, integrate, and optimize their potential talent within in the organization.

INNOVATION STRENGTHS PREFERENCE INDICATOR®

the business instrument that leverages human dynamics to create success

Idea Connection Systems has invested 30 years into dissecting, understanding, and interpreting human dynamics to affect implementable and tangible change for organizations. The ISPI Instrument is the culmination of that effort and a valuable tool for businesses, organizations, and government agencies across many industries to incorporate within their leadership and departmental restructuring and optimization processes. Human dynamics are ever-evolving. They change with cultural, political, economic, technological, and societal evolutions and so too must innovation change to adapt to these evolutions. Now, more than ever, organizations much maintain and operate in a perpetual state of change and evolution in order to survive.

What is innovation?
The elements that make Idea Connection Systems unique

Together, Human Dynamics and Innovation make what Idea Connection Systems does possible and the integration of these concepts within your corporate philosophy, services, and relationships is Idea Connection Systems’ competitive differentiator. Over time, the word innovation seems to have become ubiquitous. As a result, innovation has come to mean different things to different people. One area of confusion is the belief that innovation and creativity are synonymous. At Idea Connection Systems®, we see these two activities as complementary, but very distinct. The following are the definitions we use for creativity and innovation:

How It Works

The ISPI Instrument uses a series of questions and formulas to identify specific individuals’ human behaviors. Once identified, organizational leadership will have the insight to restructure individuals within their organization in ways that will increase collaboration, performance, and innovative potential, thus fostering mutual success for both individuals and the organization as a whole..

Quick to Administer

The instrument typically requires less than 15 minutes to administer per person within an organization.

Provides Actionable Insight

The ISPI instrument identifies an individual’s dynamics and provides your organization with actionable insight to implement meaningful change.

Proven Method For Innovation

The ISPI instrument is a method for innovative change by notable corporations across the globe include Raytheon, Hallmark, and the United States Air Force.

The Future of Innovation

Human dynamics are ever-evolving. They change with cultural, political, economic, technological, and societal evolutions and so too must innovation change to adapt to these evolutions. Now, more than ever, organizations much maintain and operate in a perpetual state of change and evolution in order to survive. The ISPI isn’t a tool that once taken looses viability for the future. As individuals grow and change, so do their dynamics and their potential to affect innovative change. The ISPI tool is designed to provide insight into an individuals dynamics at their given point of taking the instrument and therefore can be used by organizations to ensure the continued successful future of their people’s innovation success.

Highlight the invisible dynamics of your organization’s human assets to discover their true innovative potential with the Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator®.

In today’s market, it is increasingly important that organizations maximize the effectiveness of their human assets to achieve the greatest possible output. The Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator® (ISPI™) will allow you to see the invisible dynamics of your people, team, and organization to realize your true innovative potential.

The ISPI™ highlights 12 orientations that compose an individual’s predispositions for a certain type of innovation. It makes visible the way an individual prefers to solve problems and what impacts their motivation, passion and decision-making. The ISPI™ also shows how one prefers to work with others and deal with control. These orientations impact innovation results.

The ISPI™ is taken online at a dedicated secure website. It consists of 50 questions that take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. You can take the ISPI™ as an individual or create an organizational or team specific database. The ISPI™ costs $75 per user, with volume discounts starting at 100 users.

Why We Created the ISPI™

We have been using psychological instruments and tools for over 35 years. Although these tools are excellent at what they do, until we developed the ISPI™, there was not an effective way to integrate the information from the individual tools into a composite picture. Without this integrated view, leveraging the information was time-consuming and difficult for the innovation leader. We also found that our clients do not want to spend hours answering hundreds of questions about themselves and then spending additional hours sitting through feedback sessions on each instrument.

We created the ISPI™ because the results help us manage the process that makes innovation happen. By understanding the orientations that impact innovation, we are able to leverage the strengths of individuals, teams, and organizations. There is not an ideal ISPI™ profile. By making invisible preferences visible, the ISPI™ helps people recognize and appreciate the different strengths that each of us possess.

At the core, we created the ISPI™ to contribute to a quotation by Peter Drucker [1909–2005], an author and consultant on strategy and policy for top management, businesses, and non-profits:

“The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the twentieth century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the manual worker in manufacturing. The most important contribution management needs to make in the twenty-first century is similarly to increase the productivity of knowledge work and the knowledge worker.”

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Idea Connection Systems® is a trusted global consulting firm focused on providing instruments and services that leverage the unique human elements and dynamics within organizations to make innovation processes, systems, and results possible. Idea Connection Systems® was founded in 1988 from an intense desire to bring a clearer understanding of the key to making innovation happen within organizations. Central to understanding your organization’s innovative potential and its impact on any engagement is to truly understand and embrace the human element of the collective individuals. For over 30 years, Idea Connection Systems® has worked with clients to implement innovation systems; dissecting, understanding, and interpreting human dynamics to affect implementable and tangible change for organizations. This insight into human behavior is what empowers companies to leverage their different strengths, which shows them how to leverage, integrate, and optimize their potential talent within in the organization. In turn, they will then gain the understanding and guidance to implement and sustain new systems, strategies, and team structures to create new success.