6 May 2014
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty” – Henry Ford
Having two former teachers heading up education and development at UKFast has added such an exciting new dimension to the company. There’s such a thirst for knowledge and challenge right across the team, and they’re not only satisfying it, but encouraging it as well. I think in life you’re either growing or you’re dying, so there’s real value in continued progression and knowledge.
I’ve heard Arlene, one half of the dynamic development team duo, explain this really well. She often points out that when people get a job, they can sometimes feel like the learning part of their life has come to an end, and says that: “We want them to see it as another stage of their learning journey, which shouldn’t stop when you leave formal education. To us, learning should be lifelong.”
I couldn’t agree more. I see it in us as a business – we’re always looking to those who have achieved great success to see what it is that we can learn from them. There’s nothing more dangerous than thinking you know it all or that you’re the finished product. And learning can happen anywhere, not just in a classroom, but by spending time with your kids, for example. Mine often make me think twice about things because they have such a unique perspective on life and are still in the habit of asking ‘why?’
What have you learnt recently?