Reading culture is one of the daily habits of Ecoforent employees
When we think of continued learning and self-improvement, reading naturally comes to mind. We awareness of that reading is one of the important way to improve ourself, and make our company growth up. That’s why we’re so excited to bring reading culture into our company – Ecoforent
We have more ways than ever to get access to books and reading materials. But how much reading are we doing?
This is too bad since reading has plenty of benefits that many of us might not know. We know we should probably turn off Netflix and pick up a book, but how come? Here are a few very good reasons:
- It helps improve social skills
- It gives you a larger vocabulary, improving intelligence
- It makes you a better leader
- Just 6 minutes of reading can reduce stress by 68 percent
How we’re encouraging reading at Ecoforent
1. Make it easy for employees to read by buying books for them
When I started working at Ecoforent the amount that I read went up a huge amount and I’ve heard from other Ecoforent teammates that they saw the same. The biggest reason? I had unlimited free books before I even started my first day.
2. Create a space for book discussion and reading
We have a few different places that employees can gather to talk about books. Since we’re fully remote, the main one is Slack.
very time an employee grabs a book through the form we use to collect the books we’ll gift, we have called #culture-books. In there, everyone can see what everyone else is reading.
3. Lead by example, have the leadership team read and share more
I’ve included a list of the top books we’ve read at Ecoforent so far this year below. Seeing the list I immediately realized that several of the books at the top were suggested by the leadership team.