Uses original thinking to create new ways of doing something to benefit the organization;

  1. Introduces new concepts or strategies that significantly improve or revise the way business is done.
  2. Explores new ideas, methodologies, different positions, and alternatives to reach outcomes.
  3. Suggests or proposes alternative ways to view or define problems; is not constrained by conventional thinking and established approaches.
  4. Combines ideas in unique ways or makes connections between disparate ideas; explores different lines of thought; views situations from multiple perspectives; brainstorms multiple approaches/solutions.
  5. Seeks opportunities for business growth and change.
  6. Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation.
  7. Assesses, manages and takes calculated risks to achieve goals.