GISAT2.0 helps individuals, teams, and organizations assess their innovation skills capacities against their innovation skills needs. In particular, it identifies:

Individuals, teams, and managers use GISAT2.0 to better understand their innovation skills strengths and weaknesses and act accordingly to maximize performance. GISAT2.0 provides a framework for reflection, discussion and action by encouraging individuals, teams, and organizations to:

Innovation Skills

The skills in GISAT2.0 come from the Conference Board’s Innovation Skills Profile (ISP2.0)—available at:

The ISP2.0 is based on the input of hundreds of business leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, innovation consultants, innovation-award-winning companies; and an extensive literature review. It identifies four categories of skills, attitudes, and behaviours that contribute to an organization's capacity to innovate:

  • Creativity, Problem-Solving, and Continuous Improvement Skills
  • Risk Assessment and Risk-Taking Skills
  • Relationship-Building and Communication Skills
  • Implementation Skills.

The GISAT2.0 asks individuals to assess the degree to which they demonstrate a number of specific innovation skills within each category, as well as the importance of these skills to their jobs/job functions.

How to Use GISAT2.0

GISAT2.0 is easy to use, takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, and involves 4 steps.

Step 1: Assessing Your Own Innovation Skills

Step 2: Assessing the Importance of Innovation Skills to Your Job

Step 3: Innovation Skills Gap Analysis

Step 4: Plan of Action for Improved Innovation Performance

Throughout the GISAT2.0 report you will see a number prompts and worksheets to help you (whether on your own, as part of a group, in consultation with a manager/leader, or as part of a performance review process):