Workplace Audiobook Libraries
Employee education is a crucial part of running any good business. So why are there not more companies doing it? I do not mean regular on the job training. I mean extra training on top of their regular job duties.
A large part of what we do at the SAB retail store is work with local businesses to help them build their own audiobook libraries. Employees seem to absolutely love it. Now donâ€™t get me wrong, this isnâ€™t something I came up with myself. Itâ€™s been happening for years. It makes me wonder then why more companies arenâ€™t aware of how easy audiobooks can make employee education.
From the moment I leave my doorstep to the moment I walk into the store my commute is roughly an hour each way. That puts me at 10 hours a week just getting to and from work. Thatâ€™s two books a week right there that I wouldnâ€™t have normally had the time to read. On top of what I already read on paper, I am happy to add 8 extra books a month on audio, especially if it means that I am learning something. Now imagine if that were an employee getting free books from the company they work for.
Over the next few weeks I will be experimenting in the store with new and fun ways to educate customers about the many amazing uses of audiobooks. Perhaps I will discover that audiobooks have the potential of becoming the newest big thing in employee education. My guess is that most of them will never have even thought of using audiobooks to motivate and educate. I guess that means Iâ€™ve got my work cut out for me. I always did love a challenge!
Let me know what you think. If your employer had an audiobook library, would you use it?