A great article in todays CityAm from our Managing Partner, David Sproul. I was fortunate enough to attend an event at Singularity University recently called Exponential Finance and this topic featured there also. In a world where technology will enable 'knowledge' to be presented to the individual the things that 'make us human' will be increasingly important. Skills such as ability to ask great questions, curiosity, and interpersonal skills will be increasingly important for our future generations and employers and schools alike need to ensure we focus on developing these in our future workforce/ leaders.
Policymakers and educators must consider changes both to the curriculum and in how pupils can learn these cognitive, creative and collaborative skills better in the classroom. If the three “Rs” were the mantra of 20th century education, the three “Cs” should become just as important in the 21st. Businesses must also be more vocal in communicating to the education sector and to policymakers the skills they need, and – as we have found – they must play a bigger role themselves both directly and in partnership in preparing the future workforce.