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CHAPTER 3

perceptive

quick

thorough

impulsive

realistic

modest

absent-minded

flexible

well-liked

restless

good-natured determined involved sociable retiring

Source: Raudsepp, E. (1981). How creative are you? New York: Perigee Books/G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Inc. Copyright © 1981 by Eugene Raudsepp. Used by permission.

INNOVATIVE ATTITUDE SCALE

Indicate the extent to which each of the following statements is true of either your actual behavior or your intentions at work; that is, describe the way you are or the way you intend to be on the job. Use the scale for your responses. To score the “Innovative Attitude Scale,” turn to Appendix 1 to find the answer key and an interpretation of your score.

Rating Scale

5 Almost always true 4 Often true 3 Not applicable 2 Seldom true 1 Almost never true

  • 1.

    I openly discuss with my supervisor how to get ahead.

  • 2.

    I try new ideas and approaches to problems.

  • 3.

    I take things or situations apart to find out how they work.

  • 4.

    I welcome uncertainty and unusual circumstances related to my

tasks.

  • 5.

    I negotiate my salary openly with my supervisor.

  • 6.

    I can be counted on to find a new use for existing methods or equipment.

  • 7 .

    Among my colleagues and co-workers, I will be the first or nearly the first to try out a new idea or method.

  • 8.

    I take the opportunity to translate communications from other departments for my work group.

  • 9.

    I demonstrate originality.

  • 10.

    I will work on a problem that has caused others great difficulty.

  • 11.

    I provide critical input toward a new solution.

  • 12.

    I provide written evaluations of proposed ideas.

  • 13.

    I develop contacts with experts outside my firm.

  • 14.

    I use personal contacts to maneuver into choice work assign- ments.

15. I make time to pursue my own pet ideas or projects.

SOLVING PROBLEMS ANALYTICALLY AND CREATIVELY

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