With the economic recovery still struggling to take hold, many businesses continue to cut costs where they can, especially in the training budgets. Many companies cut the professional development for their employees while trying to save money during slow times. One way to help employees stay current with new trends is to suggest or provide an arsenal or at least a small library of business books.
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, an online shoe retailer, is releasing his new book later this month, tells readers that Zappos was shaped by good, relevant books. He encourages his employees to read for both professional and personal growth.
There are many new business books that can help companies get back into the competitive business game including Hsieh's new book Delivering Happiness A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. Other new books on topics such as change, why one's work should matter, motivation, management, open leadership, and Sustainable Excellence by Colin Dickerman due out in October, 2010.
So if you are looking for an effective, low cost method of enhancing employee's development, take a drive to the local bookstore or the local library and start looking the business sections.