By Progression

The ability to think of new solutions and ideas, even with significant constraints

Level 1

Is able to think through simple tasks, coming up with new solutions and exploring multiple options.

    Level 2

    Is able to own unsolved problems and explore novel solutions, often with benefits to efficiency or simplicity. Can ideate quickly and is comfortable with thinking on their feet. Unselfish and open-minded.

      Level 3

      Is at their best when given few constraints and a problem to solve. Unfazed by boxes, expectations or existing patterns. Always champions the best idea over their own idea.

        Level 4

        Inspiring others to be more creative in solving their problems. A deep understanding of ideation techniques, which they help others use regularly. Constantly questions expectations and tries to beat them.

          Level 5

          Leading open-ended R&D efforts on a company level. Positive, excited and open to new ideas all the time. Brought in to help experts navigate preconceptions and break out of boxes.

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