What is Positive Ambiguity?
According to the 2017 Global Innovation Index, last year Australia fell 4 spots to 23rd.
After almost 200 innovation projects over nearly 10 years, we've found that there is a tremendous gap between many organisations’ ambitions to innovate, to disrupt and design compelling new offers and the reality of leadership, systems and structures connected to innovation. This is a gap between what organisations say and how they actually behave and think.
We have seen this attitude gap too many times, so we thought it was about time we did something about it!
Last year, we secured government funding to unpack the attitudinal frameworks that support successful innovation, in particular into the idea of ‘Positive Ambiguity’. This project has so far entailed 100’s of hours of desk research and we’ve personally interviewed a cross-section of over 50 of Australia’s most innovative organisations.
Right now, we are ready to move into the quantitative research so we've partnered with The Science of Innovation Lab at UNSW to develop the 'Positive Ambiguity' metric.
This system will be designed to understand your organisation's current disposition towards ambiguity and the implications of this score for your organisation's creativity, speed of decision-making, experimentation and resultant innovation capacity.
In our inaugural year, we are giving interested participants customized insights into their business and employees' ambiguity tolerance with relevant implications for their organisation's creativity, speed of decision-making, experimentation and resultant innovation capacity, benchmarked against industry and peers.