about FourSight

FourSight is like a roadmap for your mind.

FourSight  Team

FourSight is an innovation company, dedicated to the science of good thinking. We develop research-based training tools, proven to help individuals, teams and organizations innovate and solve problems more effectively. Our assessments, tool cards and problem solving models draw from more than 60 years of research into critical and creative thinking and are easy to teach, learn and apply.

The four-step process we use—clarify, ideate, develop and implement—is both universal and instinctive. Intuitive language and appealing visuals make it "sticky" for groups and organizations who want to transform the way people work together to solve problems. The simplicity and flexibility of the FourSight model allows it to play well other models—design thinking, TQM methods, and myriad creative thinking approaches—so FourSight can function as a catalyst to existing approaches.

People side of innovation

Our work supports the people side of innovation, building the mind set, tool set and skill set for good thinking:

First comes the FourSight Thinking Profile. Discover what kind of thinker you are — and what kind of thinkers are on your team. The profile is a personalized introduction to the universal problem solving process. It brings the self-awareness you need to cultivate the mindset for more innovation and effective problem solving.

Next come the tools: FourSight: Your Tool Kit. This deck of 20 tactical techniques actually improves your output when you clarify, ideate, develop and implement. The tool set works equally well for individuals and groups, serving as a playbook for innovative thinking.

Finally, the problem solving guide: FourSight: Your Innovation Station. Here's where the rubber hits the road. Armed with self awareness and edified by tools, you are ready to apply the four-step process to the very real problems and challenges you face.

Every profile comes with a 20-page, full-color feedback booklet. FourSight is available in 7 languages (English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish). 

We are tremendously proud of the research behind our work. Feel free to download the complete technical manual  here that shows the work that validates the assessment.

In addition to developing these tools, FourSight offers training to certify people in their use. While certification isn't required, the additional training, one-on-one coaching and sales support draw many experts to our certification courses.

Who uses FourSight?

The number of uses for FourSight is limited only by the number of practitioners who use it.

  • Innovation experts use to introduce corporate-wide innovation initiatives.
  • Team leaders use it to reduce conflict and boost performance.
  • Trainers use it to promote critical and creative thinking.
  • MBA students use it to build better teams.
  • Professors use it to teach innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • HR and OD professionals use it to support change initiatives.
  • Executive coaches use it to sharpen leadership skills.
  • Parents, spouses, and teens use it to understand their relationships.



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