A recent U.S. study, Creativity and Education: Why it Matters, sheds new light on the role of creativity in career success and the growing belief that creativity is not just a personality trait, but a learned skill. A summary of some of the key findings are listed below:
- 85% percent of professionals agree creative thinking is critical for their career success, and 68% of respondents believe creativity is a skill that can be learned.
- Nearly three-quarters (71%) of poll respondents say creative thinking should be “taught as a class – like math or science.”
- Many more believe creativity is important to their career now (78%) than they thought in college (57%).
- The majority (82%) wish they had more exposure to creative thinking as students.