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Creative Problem Solving – a skill needed for the Future: Adobe Study

In preparation for World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, take a look at this infographic revealing research by Adobe. It shows the importance of Creative Problem Solving – of using new thinking to approach and solve challenges to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too.
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You can see the regional difference insights here.

What are three things you can do, or three people you can talk to about this  – to use creative problem-solving day-to-day?  It’s important.

Use your creativity. Do what you can leading up to and after WCID April 21 every year.

Your creativity is needed to help transition from today’s chaos to create a clarity around decision-making.

What if every decision we make contributes to our having, living in, sharing and promoting a healthy planet?

Our systems are broken. Your creativity is being challenged, in a good way.

Here’s where we are today (from a presentation by Mark Stevenson). Evidence of broken systems, in broad brush strokes:

  • We have lost trust in institutions that govern us
  • Democracy is in retreat – we use a 19th-century system to deal with 21st-century challenges
  • Media sets us against each other; divides us
  • Energy use is unsustainable
  • Healthcare is often a labyrinth of ‘sick care’ rather than reinforcing and sustaining ‘healthiness’
  • The financial system is riddled with risk and short-term-ism
  • Our education systems are stuck in the 1950’s
  • More than half employees hate their jobs – recognizing they are working in a morally blind system that no longer serves the needs of our future.
Imagine applying your creativity – new ideas, new decisions, new actions for new outcomes – to create a decent life for all on a sustainable planet.

What if, instead for example,

  • We had trust in institutions that govern us
  • Democracy is shaped to deal with 21st-century challenges
  • Media unites us
  • Energy use is sustainable
  • Healthcare reinforces and sustains ‘healthiness’
  • The financial system is geared toward the long-term
  • Our education systems are future looking
  • More than half employees like their jobs. They recognize they work in a moral system that serves the needs of our future.
See what you can do.
Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21.
Find a way to make a creative and meaningful difference.


This Startup Is Using Games To Measure Creativity–And Teach Us How To Unlock It wants to help prepare people for the future of the global economy, when creativity will be at a premium.

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“People are born creative,” he says. “If we can empower them to tap into that creativity, that is really powerful.”

Feel free to use World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 to accomplish just that!

Creative teaching gives students ‘hero moments’

A new teaching method is allowing each student a chance to shine.

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Moving away from reading and writing to doing. Check it out. Perhaps an experiment to launch during or pitch during WCIW April 15-21?

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The Bloomberg Job Skills Report: What Recruiters Really Want

A survey of recruiters reveals the most sought-after skills in business, and where to get them.

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The less common and more desired skills employers want include: strategic thinking, creative problem solving, leadership and communication.  Wouldn’t it be great to use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 to strengthen these qualities among students and staff?

The Future of Work

According to academic entrepreneur & strategist Heather McGowan, a focus on certainty over creativity is coming at our peril.

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“Unless we shift dramatically back towards inclusion of creative pursuits, we are educating our people to compete with robots and not training and developing those skills that humans have generally performed better or to the exclusion of robots such as pattern recognition.”

Schooling with #Creativity

As a matter of fact, the Indian education system overvalues memorisation over innovation and originality is its biggest limitation. Memorising material simply may help students score good marks in exams, but it can’t teach them the skills they require to confront real world challenges.

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A case for using creativity thinking in schools.

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