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Creatives in Asia: Making Innovation Work

Creatives in Asia:  Making Innovation Work

As the world continues its advance from the information age to the innovation age an environment of creativity should be welcomed, to allow creatives in Asia to make a difference in innovation.


A widely accepted belief is the economic surge in Asia can be attributed to the Easts dedication to a rigorous educational protocol.  Rote memorization and the widely accepted belief that debate is not necessary continue to be the traditional arrangement of education in Asia.  Even though the educational system is held in high regard, students continue to come to the West to continue their education – perhaps thanks to its tradition of academic independence.  Post-secondary schools and universities in Asia are ran by a stern administrative system that do not encourage free-thinking or exploration.  With a rich history of innovation, how can Asia get back to its roots?


The Creative Class comprises about 40 million workers in a variety of careers.  These can include industries such as science, engineering, education, and research.  This socioeconomic class is a force to be reckoned with due to its talent and innovations, which spur economic growth.  All innovations begin with creativity and innovations are necessary to become a successful business against a vast landscape of competitors.  Fostering innovation begins with the belief that creativity and innovation are key components to any successful business venture.  Creating a safe environment where innovation is welcomed with the caveat that disappointment or failure will not be punished, is especially important.


The most prized commodity in a present business environment is creativity.  Offering opportunities based on an individual’s personal needs has become a way for companies to acknowledge the need for an environment encouraging creativity.  This means that companies can no longer stick to the strict hours of 9-5 if they want to cultivate a creative atmosphere.  Allowing the creative class the freedom and confidence to work at their own pace while developing ideas, testing innovations, and learning from setbacks; is a climate conducive to success.


Cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore are celebrating a nurturing environment while reaping the economic benefits.  But there is still work to be done.  Many choose to leave their home nations for opportunities abroad in Britain and the United States.  Urbanization, making city centers more relevant, and the development of a wide variety of activities are all areas of focus for government officials to attract the creative class.  Creativity exists in all forms and when it comes to serious application, the creative class must exist for innovation and success to take place.  Critical thinking skills are just as important as an environment that fosters discussion and ideas so that progressive thinking and game-changing innovation occurs.


As communities, business leaders, and governments come together to make innovation possible, real advances in education, engineering, products, and communications will take place; all for the greater good.