Reward Systems"Creativity should be followed, not led." -- Maria Montessori (Pg. 129)
That is a profound statement. Reward structures need to be geared around encouraging experimentation and not punishing failures.
That calls for some radical shifts in thinking. Our existing education systems are geared toward vertical, logical thinking that is an euphemism for critical or negative thinking. Wild, illogical and wacky ideas are what lead to creativity. Of course, they require vertical thinking for sound implementation. It is the lack of lateral thinking altogether that causes much concern.