“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein Here at Maple Ridge Farms, we have always encouraged industry-based education opportunities for our team members. Many hold current industry certifications and are diligently working for next levels. Staff regularly attend educational sessions at the various trade shows and webinars, and often participate in other opportunities to learn more within the promotional products trade. Recently we decided to really take a step forward and actively look for more general professional development opportunities that could benefit our team members. As we’ve searched out (and taken advantage of) some interesting programs, we stumbled across some great insight on lifetime learning. And here at the Farm, we love to share! After extensive exploration into the topic, my brain automatically started breaking all these great knowledge bombs into three categories… Reasons Why, Methods How, and the Wow Results. Within each of these categories, I often found myself saying, “I would have never thought of it that way,” and “That’s an easy goal to reach for!” Continue reading below and you may be surprised at ways you are already actively attaining new knowledge without even realizing it – and some easy ways to boost your wisdom quotient!
September 27, 2018
On October 8th, 1992, President George H.W. Bush designated the first week in October as “National Customer Service Week” and invited all Americans to observe with appropriate programs and activities. It's time to look back at all of the advances in customer service throughout history.