Launched at the start of the year, the book club consists of 11 Team Leaders and Managers, all of whom have varying levels of experience in leading and mentoring people. The club is an opportunity for managers to self-develop through reading business and management books.
Every quarter the team reads a business or management book selected by the CEO. Towards the end of the quarter, they meet to discuss what they have taken away from the book. The team is encouraged to discuss and share ways they have implemented the management advice into their day-to-day roles, reflect upon their reactions to certain situations and how the book has helped to improve their management skills.
CEO of AWS, Esme Bianchi- Barry, set up the book club and explained: “I wanted to take a different approach to training and development. Because we meet once a quarter, it enables the team to stop and think about what they are reading and discuss certain aspects of the book with their colleagues.
“The Covid-19 restrictions meant that we were unable to meet up face-to-face with our colleagues and share best practices. I am really keen to restart these sessions and help coach and guide a successful workforce.”