Monday, February 7, 2011

Is creativity the No.1 skill for the 21st century?

This from Mark Batey:

Against a backdrop of uncertainty, economic turmoil and unprecedented change a new picture is emerging of the skills and traits for success (and perhaps even simply survival) in the modern era.

At the heart of this essential skillset for the future lies… creativity.

A raft of recent research studies demonstrates that creativity is vital from the shopfloor to the boardroom and at the level of the individual to the organisation as a whole. What is more… our economic fortunes at a societal level probably rest on creativity too.

He explains 7 (magnificent!) themes and some research studies that convinced him. I wonder if they will convince you of of the cruciality of creativity too.

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