You can listen to the new Creative Cardiff Podcast where Gareth Loudon introduces the research on how purpose links creativity and wellbeing, followed by a discussion with screenwriter and novelist Matthew Hall, who wrote Keeping Faith, and artist Katherine Sheers on their thoughts and experiences.
You can view Gareth Loudon’s keynote talk entitled ‘The purpose of being creative in the new economy‘ at La Digital Tech Conference in Rennes, France on the 6th December 2019.
You can see an article written by Marie Armand, capturing key elements of our conversation on factors affecting creativity – the article was written as part of the La Digital Tech Conference in Rennes, where I gave a talk on ‘The Purpose of Being Creative in the New Economy’.
A new study by LinkedIn Learning found that the most needed soft skill by companies in 2019 is Creativity. The top five skills listed were:
5. Time management
The top five hard skills needed by companies were:
1. Cloud Computing
2. Artificial Intelligence
3. Analytical Reasoning
4. People Management
5. User Experience Design
It is also worth noting that “57% of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills.”
Please see Gareth Loudon’s latest article published in “The Conversation”, on how purpose and being creative link to happiness.
Check out the six strategies you might want to follow to enhance your creativity, that Gareth Loudon shared as part of his university work with the AHRC funded project called Clwstwr Creadigol, The project aims to put innovation at the core of media production in South Wales. The academic team is a collaboration between Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University.