STEM Education vs Creative Thinking

In a recent article published by the Australian Financial Review, Sandy Plunkett challenges the Australian Federal Education Minister’s focus on the critical importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in driving future economy.

Whilst these valuable skills have their place, organisations such as Google are rethinking their recruitment strategies as a result of  internal research projects.  One study showed that the most important qualities of their high performing teams were in fact “soft” skills, which include communication, empathy, creative and strategic thinking. They also found that the “best new ideas came from B teams – employees who don’t always have to be the smartest in the room”

Many businesses within New Zealand are looking for future leaders within their employees and it is not just the technical skills they possess that will get them ahead. There is significant demand for training and development programs that will enable team members to develop their “soft” skills, through workshops and one-on-one coaching.

Talk to us about how DISC profiling, Communication and “High Performing Team” workshops or coaching can assist your staff and business to grow.