Friday, March 20, 2009

What role will science play in the future?

Gregory S. Babe, the president and chief executive at Bayer, recently gave Forbes three reasons right and left brained individuals are important to businesses. Not only can they think technically, but the creative side of the individuals can bring better lives, some by using science to help companies keep innovating and improving the environment they work for.

- The first involves some of the real challenging problems we have facing us (such as global warming).
- Second, companies like Bayer will always need a steady stream of well-educated, well-prepared employees with STEM backgrounds--science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Third, the more science-savvy a society is, the better it will be at making decisions about controlling greenhouse gases or implementing intellectual property protections.

Why do you think it's important to have both creative and technologically savvy people working for your company?

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