About FourSight


FourSight the company

FourSight is an innovation company, dedicated to the science of good thinking. We develop research-based creativity and innovation tools, assessments and training designs proven to help individuals, teams and organizations solve complex problems more effectively. Our products draw from more than 60 years of research into critical and creative thinking. Our goal is to make these profound cognitive insights easy to teach, learn and apply.

The FourSight four-step framework—clarify, ideate, develop and implement—is both universal and instinctive. Intuitive language makes it “sticky” for groups and organizations that want to transform the way people work together to solve problems. The simplicity and flexibility of the FourSight framework allows it to play well with other models—design thinking and other innovation and creative thinking approaches—so FourSight can function as a catalyst to existing approaches.

Our work supports the people side of innovation. Our products are designed for innovation practitioners and educators who want to help teams, organizations and schools build the mindset, tool set and skill sets that support creative thinking, collaborative problem solving and cultures of innovation.


FourSight assessment

Figure out where you naturally light up in the innovation process… Are you a Clarifier? An Ideator? A Developer? An Implementer? Some combination? With FourSight, individuals, teams or organizations can discover their problem-solving preferences. The ability to understand and leverage thinking styles is the first step toward achieving consistent breakthrough results.

The FourSight Thinking Profile is a leading assessment tool, designed to boost critical and creative problem solving skills in individuals and groups. Available online or in paper form, the 36-question survey is backed by 60 years of academic research and 20 years of scientific validation.

Every profile comes with a 24-page, full-color feedback booklet. FourSight is available in 10 languages (English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish). Download the complete technical manual here.


Who uses FourSight?

FourSight has a proven track record of helping organizations large and small, on six continents. Thousands of corporate, educational and nonprofit clients use FourSight to get a simple, striking look at exactly where they excel and breakdown in the four distinct phases of the innovation process.

FourSight is for anyone who wants to improve their approach to solving problems creatively, including:

  • Corporate trainers
  • Leadership development centers
  • Executive education specialists
  • Independent consultants
  • Organizational development experts
  • Human resource specialists
  • Business schools

Our corporate and nonprofit clients include Amazon, IBM, Disney, Google, Kraft, Nike, HP, Coca-Cola, 3M, Intel, Nike, Mott’s, Kimberly-Clark, General Motors, Duncan Hines, Pfizer, Prudential, State Farm Insurance, CBC, BBC, Manulife Financial, Vodafone, the American Cancer Society, Fisher-Price, the Center for Creative Leadership, Royal Bank, Johnson & Johnson, USBank, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, United Way and the State University of New York. Find out what users say here.