Many of the world's top CEOs agree that creativity is the most important skill to navigate today's complex world.
Yet our educational system is putting less emphasis on fostering creativity than in the past, Anne Kreamer notes in a column at Harvard Business Review. As a society, we must deliver more people to what Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, called the intersection of technology and the humanities, Kreamer writes.
Leilani Doyle, vice president of marketing and product management at US Dataworks, agrees that we need to place more emphasis on innovation in education.
In an aging public school system that was primarily designed to prepare workers for the repetitive nature of the industrial age, Doyle says, true leaders in the age of connectedness need time to wander and explore.
Kreamer, the former creative director for Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite, offers these three suggestions for reinvigoration:
Source: Harvard Business Review, March 2012