Observation drives innovation, and according to research from Yale University, students who engaged with art presented more object findings and were more fluid and innovative in their diagnosis of challenges--30% more!
A 2010 IBM survey of 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide revealed that creativity — more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision — is the most essential leadership skill in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Research shows that high school students given creative interventions innovated more solutions to a proposed problem than those without.
The arts help workers connect seemingly unrelated questions, problems, and ideas, driving innovation in the workplace.
The innovation outputs of teams who had arts-based training showed 111% greater insight into the challenge, a 74% greater ability to clearly identify a relevant problem, a 43% improvement in problem solving, and 68% more impact.