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October 24, 2014

Are book clubs the wave of the future at work?

By REX HUPPKE

Turns out, reading at work can be good for employees and the workplace.

Reading, I'm told, is a good thing to do. I'm not sure I agree with that, because reading forces my brain to do thinky things, and thinky things are dangerous because they can lead to less television watching.

Nonetheless, it dawned on me recently that reading is not an activity that's often associated with work. It's more of a leisure-time endeavor, which is fine — but if it's so darn good for us to read, why shouldn't reading be a part of the working world?

I'm not talking about co-workers starting a book club, but rather companies encouraging all employees to read certain books. Maybe even launching discussions about those books or using them to drive home aspects of the company's culture.

Read the full article at the Chicago Tribune.

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