Looking back at my life, I was a victim of education. And I rebelled. And came outside the education system to create for myself an environment in which I could explore who I am in what I do.
I rebelled against what I call the “do duni chaar” education system.
True creative endeavour in any field comes out of creating an environment in which you discover yourself in what you do. And for that you need a right brain/left brain combination. In the future the students with the maximum potential and therefore maximum contribution to society will be the ones that are not subdued by a system which forces them to live in silo’s of imposed specialisation.
Nothing destroys creativity more than that. The specialisation must come out of a ‘silo-less’ education system..
Which in turn must translate into the way we organise our work places. Our organisations.
The defined line between where education ends and work life begins must become much more fuzzy. .. the sudden need to squeeze yourself into a defined silo in your work place will lead to frustration and huge attrition within organisations. And lets face it .. the Indian Corporate sector and Non corporate sector both, barring few, is still pretty feudal.
How do we teach our students to rebel against what is, in search of what might be? For that is a fundamental driver of creativity. And then how do we continue to give these students the same latitude as they join Organisations, so that they are able to create a greater and a more creative society in their work/play life ?.
Economic Growth as defined now often is not the best term to look at our future .. I see the future as a growth in Creative Cultures that in turn lead to economic and inclusive growth.
That’s what technology and the digital world is enabling us to do now ..