The failures of our education system are now beginning to reach the workplace. Amid worries that workers are becoming less innovative, The Wall Street Journal reported last week that some companies are rewarding their employees for their mistakes or questionable risks.
In this hyperconnected world where companies have greater access to the best talent anywhere, being only book smart doesn’t cut it. If colleges want to justify the value of their degrees in the future, they better start creating learning environments where their students can be creative, try things out, and on occasion fail without being penalized. Where should they begin?