Here's another splendid HBR piece by the excellent Michael Jacobides.
Jacobides argues that the EU's educational establishment is doing a terrible disservice to its youth.
Europe's young people, he tells us, are, in effect, being educated for unemployment.
They are not learning skills critical to the 21C economy -- critical thinking, practical problem solving, teamwork.
These are core Lean thinking skills, of course. I would add a few more:
- Value & waste
- Visual management
- Standardized work,
- Basic flow & pull, and
- Strategy Deployment
That, collectively, is a curriculum a lot of people could get behind, no?
Well done, Dr. Jacobides.