The Rise of Creative Thinking: A Look Into the Future of Skills

The Rise of Creative Thinking: A Look Into the Future of Skills - a boy, in Steampunk inspired headgear, looks out to the future within his laboratory where he creates

As we leap into the future, one skill is lighting the way – Creative Thinking. The World Economic Forum has recognised its growing importance, placing it in the top three skills for 2025. But why is creative thinking so pivotal, and how can we cultivate it?

The Power of Being Creative

In his book “Out of Our Minds: The Power of Being Creative”, Sir Ken Robinson passionately argued that “Creativity is as important now in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”

This powerful idea is not just applicable to education, but rings true in the business world as well. Creativity is the catalyst for innovation, problem-solving, and differentiation. Here are five concepts from Sir Ken’s book, expanded upon with tips to apply in your organisation

How to Build a Creative Culture

Incredible illustration in 16:9 aspect ratio, showcasing a vibrant and dynamic creative environment within an organization, where people collaborate and share ideas to harness the power of creativity and innovation, adapting to market demands and ensuring long-term success

Discover the importance of fostering a creative culture within your organisation and learn how to build a world-class creative environment with our comprehensive guide. Harness the power of creativity and innovation to stay ahead of the competition and adapt to ever-changing market demands, ensuring long-term success and sustainability.

Unleashing Creativity: A Catalyst for Change

Creativity isn’t just the lifeblood of art and innovation – it’s a powerful force that can revolutionise the way we lead and work. So, how can we infuse creativity into our organisations and create lasting change?

Educate Magazine – Interview with Kate Robinson

Liverpool-born Sir Ken Robinson will forever be an influential figure in education. His TEDTalk ‘Do schools kill creativity?’ from 2006 is the most watched online with more than 66 million views. He championed creativity and stressed that the education system needs to cultivate creativity and divergent thinking rather than being focused on measurable academic knowledge. Before Sir Ken passed […]

‘Imagine if…’ is now available!

In the years before he passed away, Sir Ken had been working on a manifesto – a short book that would pull together all of his key arguments and serve as a call to action for the education revolution he spent his life advocating for. His wish was for his daughter Kate to complete the book after […]

Announcing Imagine if…

Sir Ken Robinson dedicated his life to transforming the culture of education and organisations with a richer conception of human creativity and intelligence. He advised governments, corporations, education systems, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations on the development of education, creativity and innovation. A passionate advocate for the diversity of human potential, he […]

NEW FILM: ‘A Future for Us All’

Shortly before he passed away, Sir Ken Robinson called Andrew at We Are Cognitive to arrange a gift for his beloved community – A new animation, created by the team whose RSA Animates have created joy, sparked wonder and have engaged the minds of over 100 million people globally. For months the team at We Are […]

Forbes – Towards A Creative Future: Rethinking Schools For The 21st Century

Creativity should be integral to all areas of study, according to Sir Ken Robinson (Pic: Getty Creative)

Schools are in need of a complete overhaul to meet the challenges of the 21st century, according to the last testament of the world’s leading advocate for creativity in the classroom. Sir Ken Robinson spent a lifetime making the case for more creativity in the curriculum, before his death in 2020. His TED Talk “Do Schools […]

Thank you for your support

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received globally over the last few months, and have been touched to hear all your stories about how Sir Ken inspired and affected you. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love. Many people have been asking how we plan on continuing Sir Ken’s transformational […]


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