Being Conventional is No longer an Asset!
The greatest failure in our education system is that students are not taught to think creatively.
That’s understandable because very few students really use their education. Though the bulk of the graduates are in the liberal and social sciences, only a small percentage become history teachers, sociology instructors, psychologists or philosophers. Most find jobs in government or private industry that have no link with their educational background. They develop an institutional memory for the office or industry in which they work and rarely try anything new – even if they could develop a new concept.
Most people have a difficult time 'thinking outside of the box’ because the very basis of government and business is NOT to think unconventionally. ‘There’s the right way, the wrong way and our way’ is a standard and every government and company has its unique way to doing business. The employee who cannot learn this basic pattern of behavior does not advance.
But how do you get people who are not creative to “think outside the box?”