We are transitioning, at breakneck speed, from an industrial economy to an innovation economy. Soon, more than half of all jobs we have today will no longer exist. They will be replaced by new ones that haven’t even been imagined.
In this new economy, competitive advantage is based on the rate of innovation.To survive, much less thrive, companies need to identify and develop new
products and solutions quickly. The type of employees needed for companies in this new economy look dramatically different from those needed in an industrial economy. They must be creative problem-solvers and inspired lifelong learners capable of functioning in agile, adaptive teams.
There is a significant problem, though. Our schools were designed for our old economy. What we teach and how we teach were largely established more than
100 years ago. Read the rest of the News-Register article here.