Why Creativity is the Skill of the Future?
Over the past few decades, Technology has completely redefined the way we live and communicate. Knowledge has also become easily accessible to everyone. Technology has replaced many ‘human’ tasks and there is no doubt that it will continue to do so.
A 2020s child(an average five-year-old) will be an adult ready to live his/her life in say 20 years from now, that is the 2040s. How will 2040 look like? We do not know! What we know for sure is that technology is only going to advance exponentially. What skills will prepare our children for this future? What skills would set them apart from the rest? What are the crucial skills that technology can’t replace?
Harvard business publishing urges leaders to recognize that “while machines can provide a tactical advantage, humans are needed for strategic work” and insists that “The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy“. So, when is the right time to develop Imagination and Creativity? Is creativity a ‘learned’ skill? Can it be measured?
Creativity is a skill crucial, not just for the ‘jobs’. If you observe closely at what experts, educationists, and researchers say, CREATIVITY is a skill of the future. It is one skill that Science Evangelists like Ainissa G. Ramirez consider as the ‘secret sauce‘ of Education. And it is a skill that you nurture since childhood. Parents must focus on fostering it beyond outcomes.
Creativity is not just for people in ‘arts’. It is a skill that is going to fuel other traits like innovation, problem-solving and critical thinking!