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The Basadur Creative Problem Solving Profile (CPSP) Inventory measures an individual's unique blend of preferences for the four stages of the creative process. By plotting one's Inventory scores on a two dimensional graph, an individual can display his or her own preferred blend of the four different stages. One's largest quadrant on the graph represents one's preferred or dominant style, while the sizes of the other quadrants represent supporting orientations in turn. The resulting unique blend of styles is one's profile.

Each unique style reflects individual preferences for ways of gaining and using knowledge. Some people prefer to understand things more by experiencing while others prefer to use abstract thinking and analysis to understand. Also, some prefer to use understanding for generating options while others prefer to use understanding to evaluate options.

Constructing the Basadur Profile is much less formal and less threatening. It measures states, not traits. It is a tool to help an individual, team or organization understand how to increase creativity and innovation in a supportive environment. No one profile, or style, is considered more "creative" than any other. All styles require creativity, merely different kinds of creativity, each one contributing uniquely to the overall creative process and innovative results. In the example to the right, we have the Profile of a person who prefers stage four of the process, implementation.

The Profile uses a per user structure with pricing for both Corporate and Academic participants. See below for more information.

ParticipantsCorporateAcademic
1 - 49$25.00 USD / person$15.00 USD / person
50 - 99$20.00 USD / person$10.00 USD / person
100 +$15.00 USD / person$7.50 USD / person

Unlimited Annual Subscription

ParticipantsCorporateAcademic
300 +$3500.00 USD / year$1750.00 USD / year

The Basadur Profile site is set up just like a bank account. As long as you enough 'slots' in your account, you can create and set-up different teams under this account for others to take the Profile. The first step in setting up a multi-team account is to create a name for the account and ensure whomever is setting it up becomes the administrator for the account. All correspondence from the site will be sent to the administrator's email address. Every time a new team is created, the site will assign a unique key/link for that team and an email will be sent to the administrator with the link embedded and instructions to email to team participants.

The administrator also has access to all the data, can create team scatter diagrams and can assign manager roles to other people inside the organization so these people can create and set-up their own teams. The site simply counts down the number of slots available from the amount purchased. Once an account is nearing the end of available slots, the site will let the administrator know. Also, if you forget your password, you can use the Password Reset tool and enter your email address. Passwords are encrypted so we don't keep these on file.

It's easy to create your own teams and start collecting profile data. Follow the steps below to setup your organization and create your first team. Let's get started!

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From the top menu, click the "get started" button.

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From the product selection page, find the second option and click the "Start Team" buttton.

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You must create an account before you can setup your organization and create teams. Please fill in the required information and click the "Register" button.
** If you already have an account, click the "Log in to an Existing Account" button and enter your username and password to continue. **

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At this point, you will be required to purchase "slots". Slots are needed to invite members to join your teams. Each new member who joins your team will use a slot. Create your orgnization by filling in the required form information and click the "Continue" button.

If you run out of slots you can always purchase more at a later date. We also offer an unlimited subscription for an annual fee. For more information on pricing the help topic "How much does the Profile cost?".

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You will be required to pay by using your credit card. Please complete the secure form and click the "Process Payment" button.

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Congratulations, you've setup your organization!

Your first team has been created for you automatically. You will receieve an email shortly with your team information and a basic guide to getting started.

Let's start collecting data with your new team. See the next help topic "I've setup my team. Now what?"

Let's start by sending invites to users.

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When you create a team, you are sent an email with basic team information. Included in the email is a link you will use to invite users. The link is generated for you automatically and looks like this: https://basadurprofile.com/jointeam.aspx?KEY=XXXXXXXX

Send this link to users who you wish to invite to your team. It's that easy.

The link must be sent exactly as shown in the email to avoid issues. The link must include the team key, the value after ?KEY= in the URL.

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Now that your invites have been sent, you will want to manage your team data. Start by clicking the "My Teams" link in the main navigation.

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This is your organization dashboard where you can control all aspects of your organization. From this dashboard you can purchase more slots, give users administrative access to your organization, create or manage teams and view data.

Let's start by selecting our first team, in this case the default team that was created for us.

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This is your team dashboard where you can control various aspects of your team. From this dashboard you can manage users, view profile data, access team reports, or change team settings.

When a user joins your team they will be listed and on completion the profile their data then becomes available as part of the team report. In this example, the user has not completed the profile and so we cannot view his or her data yet.

When your users have joined and completed the profile, click the "View Team Report" button.

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Your team report will calculate your user data and create a scatter diagram for you. You also have the option to filter your output based on user data. Use the Data Filter drop downs to view your data the way you want it.

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Congratulations!

You have successfuly setup a team! Create more teams and invite more users at any time.

Some users may fall directly between two or more quadrants. In this case they are counted in each overlapping quadrant.

Your team key can be found on your team dashboard.

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Start by clicking the "My Teams" link in the main navigation.

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Find and click the name of the team from your list.

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Click the "Invite Members" button found in the team navigation. Here you will find your team key and a pre-generated invitation URL.

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Also available is a “team scatter diagram” with a professional analysis to help your team visualize its composite Profile and consider how good a fit they might be as a team what they might do to ensure a balanced approach to their work together.

The Team Builder kit is available for team leaders wanting to teach their teams about the Simplex creative process and help teams appreciate and synchronize different thinking and problem solving orientations of fellow members.

To recover a lost password you must use the password recovery tool. Follow the steps below to start the password reset process.

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From the top menu, click the "login" button.

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Click the "Forgot your password" link below the login fields.

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Enter your email address in to the Email Address field and click the "Reset my password" button. Please check your email for further instructions.

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Contact us using the information found below.

Canada
1850 Old Waterdown Road
Burlington, ON Canada
L7R 3X5

USA
362 Walnut Lane
Mason, Ohio
45040

Phone: 1-905-690-4903
Toll Free: 1-888-88SOLVE
Fax: 1-905-689-7510
Email: info@basadur.com