As of June 2014, Jon has joined the Springest team to help grow Springest Go and forging Global Partnerships. We’re really excited to have him on board, as his international outlook and positive energy will take Springest towards exciting horizons.
Jon will be focusing on developing new business opportunities for Springest and ultimately for our learning institutions.
What do you truly need to succeed? Grit!
Success is dependent on many different factors, but Psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth has finally been able to empirically prove what many already ‘knew’, that grit is a better predictor of success than having a high IQ.
Sleep’s role in forming lasting memory has been discovered by a team of scientists in China and the US.
Scientists have discovered how a good night’s sleep is crucial to learning and forming new lasting memories.
Do you get enough sleep?
If you’re on a quest for information where do you tend to start? Google right? But what if you want to learn something new, but still not too sure what? And how do you find those clever and useful study tools, if you don’t know that they exist?
To make things a little bit easier for you Springest has amassed a number of websites that will help you on your way; the ultimate learning list to help you find useful online learning material.
Recently Springest carried out a research about educational budgets in Germany, together with Forsa, one of the leading market research and surveying companies in Germany. 31% of the surveyed companies don’t spend their educational budgets, even though HR managers so see a need for employee training. This seems to be a common problem throughout Europe, as we found similar results in The Netherlands.
Our solution? A streamlined course booking process.
BTECs have earned their reputation as the world’s most successful vocational learning qualification, giving students a clear path into a profession and/or career. It gives students the knowledge and tools to to take responsibility for their own learning. BTEC develops the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills essential for professional life.
Here at Springest we’ve been using Holacracy, an Agile Development like management philosophy, for the past 2 years to help us organise the company more effectively. However, as all things new, we had some teething pains.
Ruben, our founder, has composed a list of 8 challenges that we had to overcome whilst adopting Holacracy, plus our approaches in overcoming these problems. As a whole, we decided to learn along the way, to try stuff out and learn from our mistakes.
Spoiler Alert! Holacracy can be great, but it will be misunderstood at first, and it is rather difficult.