November 2001
Vol. 31, No. 11, pp 14–22.
Starting the Process

Table of Contents

AMI special project survivial questionnaire
  • Personal
    • What is your personal characterization as measured by the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI)? The Myers–Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)?
    • What is your personal training and professional background?
    • What were you doing just prior to getting involved in creativity and innovation (C&I)?
  • Organizational
    • What is the organization in which you functioned?
    • What type of industry?
    • Size (sales or number of employees)?
    • What was the organizational structure?
    • Is it international, national, or regional in scope?
    • Where were you located physically?
  • Role of the C&I champion
    • When did your role start?
    • What was the nature of your innovation champion role? Mandate?
    • Where did your funding come from?
    • Was your control of this budget direct or indirect?
    • What was your level of sponsorship?
    • Was the sponsor involved?
    • What were your specific activities?
    • Did they change with time?
    • How was success measured? By whom? How often?
    • Did the C&I role change with time?
    • What were the key successes (organizational, technical)?
    • What did you consider your failures? Causes for these?
    • In hindsight, what would you have done differently?
  • The end
    • When did your role disappear?
    • Did the function disappear or just you?
    • What were your key successes (organizational, technical)?
    • What do you consider your failures? Causes for them?
    • In hindsight, what would you have done differently?
    • What did you do for the 18 months immediately after leaving the assignment?
    • What are you doing now?
  • Reflections
    • Overall, what did you learn?
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