Too often corporate managers are trained in one way of problem solving, taught at business schools and passed down the corporate hierarchy. If creativity and design thinking was encouraged to youth, it would carry through to corporates and jobs.
In business, there has historically been one way of thinking, one established way of doing things. Innovative businesses, such as eBay, are utilising the design thinking process, enabling employees to come up with creative solutions to problems.
A similar technique could be used with young people - giving them simple problems to come up with creative solutions individually or in teams, using design thinking techniques such as direct observation, prototyping and brainstorming.