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. 

Build a Culture of Problem Solving in your Organization

  • KAI offers a science-based approach to predicting team dynamics and improve management of change.
  • Improve your leadership techniques
  • Enhance group cohesion and effectiveness
  • Gain insight to how your team members respond to systems
  • Improve team dynamics and team-to-team dynamics

Typically, KAI Practitioners are HR managers, company directors, business consultants & trainers.

Do you want to help teams solve problems and help organizations lead change?

KAI Centre is releasing a 5-part series of podcasts based on building better teams & great leaders with the KAI Inventory.

Part 1 - "From Cave Dwellers to Cosmonaut – A Manual for the Brain"

listen here - kaicentre.com/foundation-5/

A quick guide to aspects of KAI can be found in this article







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What KAI Practitioners say about KAI Theory and Courses from https://kaicentre.com/​​

"When you're in the business of organisational transformation, the ability to cultivate creative thinking and approaches to change are essential…..The KAI, a facile instrument that helps change agents assess their approaches towards truly transforming organisations, should be a part of every change agent's tool kit."

-Dr Celeste Coruzzi, Director, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

"Beyond a certain point in life we tend to assume that our learning will be more "incremental". I must admit that what I have learned in the KAI training almost three years ago has fundamentally changed the way I work with people and think about the "creation of novelty". The insight we can gain from this theory and its application is encouraging and challenging. My main take-away is that the true appreciation of people's diversity is crucial for companies and individuals alike. Elsewhere such terms may be buzzwords but in the context of KAI they have a well-defined meaning we can build upon."

-Dr. Michael Ohler, Principal, Breakthrough Management Group International

"Problem solving is what humans do every day. Finding effective solutions can often make the difference between success and failure, sometimes even life and death. Whether you work as a marriage counsellor or oversee an international corporation, understanding the human dynamics of effective problem solving is critical. Learning how people problem-solve, and how to manage the diversity of groups, can lead to more successful decision making. No matter what discipline or career area you work in, you will find the information learned in this intense certification course of great value."

-Dr Cheri Brodeur, University of Florida


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