You can measure your divergent thinking ability in a few short minutes with this test. Creative people are good at divergent thinking and score high on the test. Give it a try; I’ll wait.
It works the same way for teams, with the added benefit that you can design a team for divergent thinking simply by hiring divergent people. I’m not talking about divergent thinkers, but rather about people with different involuntary divergencies. Author Dave Birss identified four kinds of involuntary divergence: diversity, background, trauma, and illness.