One of the best decisions I ever made was to join a virtual book club of like-minded women leaders. In the past year we have read several leading-edge books that we wished to explore for our work as Coaches. Staying current by reading is something many leaders want to do, but its another time commitment in an already busy schedule. Whatever you do for a living, there are others in your company or industry who also want to read trending works –
Research tells us that people are more satisfied at work when they are able to do tasks or projects that are interesting and challenging. We know that not all work is inherently interesting, and also that once you have mastered a job it can become boring or less satisfying. In many cases, people don’t just expect interesting work. Talented employees also want an opportunity to grow their skills, knowledge and abilities – to improve themselves while improving your bottom line.
Google answers this expectation by giving its employees 20 percent of their work time to work on whatever they want.