Continuing education is often considered necessary for professional growth, but with a wealth of knowledge available at the local bookstore, there are alternatives to sending your employees back to school. From books on management and leadership to books on self-care and maintaining a work/life balance, you can stock a free company library with volumes of good advice and chances for professional growth.
With a free little library, employees can borrow a book, take it home to read, and return it for the next person when they’re done. Choose books that reflect your company values and philosophies. Ask employees what their favorite business books are or ones that they recommend to others. Give a good variety of topics, authors, and reading levels. You could even set up a program to reward workers based on how many of the books they read each year.