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the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory.
KAI is one of the world’s foremost measures for problem-solving, teamwork and creativity. It has been in use for over 40 years, and is supported by a wide range of academic research from around the world.
KAI measures style of problem solving and creativity. It is available both online and as a paper form, and is used:
- In the training of managers and key teams as part of the management of change
- In group training and individual development as part of the management of diversity
- For the enhancement of group cohesion and effectiveness
- To improve leadership techniques
- With problem-solving and team building
Typically, KAI Practitioners are HR managers, company directors, business consultants & trainers.
The Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory is also widely used by academics in the fields of business, psychology, sociology and education. KAI can only be used by Certificated Practitioners.
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You can find many examples of how the Kirton Adaption Innovation Inventory can be used in specific industries. For example, among airline pilots or military personnel. You will find some fascinating articles detailing how the Inventory can be used in therapy, such as for vulnerable groups including teenagers.
Over the past 40 years, we have sent out more than a million Kirton Inventories to consultants around the world, This makes it one of the most robust psychometric instruments available.
Major honour for Dr Kirton
Dr Kirton’s work has recently been honoured with a special Certificate of Recognition from the Governor of Virginia, Terence McAuliffe. This rarely-bestowed award is in recognition of Dr Kirton’s work over the decades, and his contribution to education, psychology, the military, and government.
Dr Kirton has gifted his archive to Centre for Co-operative Problem Solving at Virginia Tech, and is delighted that both he and Virginia Tech have received this recognition.