You cannot predict the future but you can be part of creating a better future. In order to help you navigate this exciting future you need to learn to blend foresight, creativity and complexity together in a way that unlocks innovation. The World Economic Forum report on The Future of Jobs says that the three most important skills by 2020 will be Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Creativity.
How do we use these skills to solve some of the global wicked problems that we as humans have created? How can we make a positive contribution towards society?
In order to contribute towards this better future and make your organization relevant you are going to have to embrace a new type of innovation. An innovation culture that embraces uncertainty and rapid change while at the same time being deeply human centric. An innovation culture that places the human above the technology.
Traditional rote learning methods and business strategies are not going to help you survive in this future that is fast approaching. We are going to have to be critical thinkers and complex problem solvers if we wish to excel and make a difference. Welcome to the world of human centric innovation.
The question is how well have you and your organization embraced these skills of the future?