Innovation

Develops new insights into situations and applies different and novel solutions to make improvements.

Key Behaviors:

  • Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation.
  • Seeks opportunities for business growth and change.
  • Explores new ideas, methodologies, different positions, and alternatives to reach outcomes.
  • Introduces new concepts or strategies that significantly improve or revise the way business is done.
  • Assesses, manages and takes calculated risks to achieve goals.
  • Suggests or proposes alternative ways to view or define problems; is not constrained by conventional thinking and established approaches.
  • 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.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.