The IIA self-assessment survey is supported with an immediate auto-generated feedback report that includes the graphical illustrations of the innovation scores and ranks acquired by the responding organization. The feedback report is also attached with a comprehensive IIA innovation guidebook in about 250 pages, which explains a list of recommended activities and practical actions about how to effectively learn and adopt each of these individual best practices, assessed in the survey. The IIA innovation guidebook provides three essentially important elements:
- It briefly ‘Introduces’ and informs about each of the relevant concepts discussed in the listed best practices, for the readers’ convenience to first understand ‘What’ it is about
- It ‘Inspires’ the readers to learn ‘Why’ it is important in context of the relevant organization
- It provides a list of recommended ‘Actions’ and activities that answers ‘How’ to implement the best practices.
The innovation guidebook is therefore relevant and useful for all types of organizations regardless of their size, age, or sector. Furthermore, the IIA survey provides an option for the responding organizations to ‘skip’ the responses to all those statements (best practices) which do not relate to or apply on their organizational context, without affecting their innovation scores. The Innoplore practitioners would use those ‘blind spots’ (skipped statements) as a potential ‘clue’ to prepare a tailored strategy how to effectively design and deliver a bespoke training and consulting solution for the responding organizations to effectively address the identified gaps in their innovation capabilities and innovation management system.