New Report on “Creativity and the Future of Skills”

Interesting new report by the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre on “Creativity and the Future of Skills”. Three key findings in the report:
 

“1. Creativity is likely to be even more important in the future job market… 

2. Employers don’t just value creativity alone: they need talent with project management and organisational skills too…
 
3. Creative occupations don’t have a monopoly on creativity”… Examples given of other occupations requiring creativity include “engineers, manufacturing and business development roles.”

UK businesses at risk of a creativity crisis

New research by Microsoft suggests that UK businesses are at risk of a creativity crisis because of a failure to encourage and support creativity within their organisations.

The research found that 40% of UK workers surveyed reported that innovation was not encouraged in their workplace. Major factors highlighted as hindering creativity included uninspiring workplaces (41%), a stressful atmosphere (34%) and  a lack of appropriate spaces to focus (28%).