If you want to go beyond office supplies for corporate gifts (such as “welcome to the team” care packages or presents for special occasions), books are an excellent option. Building strong teams and maximizing individual talents is no easy task, but the books highlighted may provide game-changing perspectives and insightful tips for employees. Here are a few titles well worth discussing or gifting your team:
Atomic Habits by James Clear
We all have habits that are hindering us, and that’s why Atomic Habits by James Clear can be immensely helpful for everyone in the workplace. The author is one of the world’s most accomplished experts on habit formation and lends his expertise to help readers create a system that works to break old habits and create new ones.
Think Again by Adam Grant
It’s human nature to become set in our ways, but in our rapidly changing world, the ability to think critically and re-learn when necessary is incredibly important. Think Again by organizational psychologist Adam Grant is a goldmine of insights into how to open your own mind and reach others, as well.
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
The hallmark of a great leader is their investment in members of their team’s success. If you’re a manager hoping to encourage each person on your team to grow, check out The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. This book makes an excellent gift for any occasion and outlines a clear framework for moving beyond fear and stretching goals (because they’re achievable!).
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni is a must-read for all who strive for better teamwork. Unlike the other titles mentioned thus far, this book is written in the parable style. As you may have guessed, the author outlines the five fundamental weaknesses within a team and offers clear, actionable insights for team strengthening.
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
It happens to the best of us–somewhere along the way of the monotonous daily grind, it’s easy to become uninspired and out of touch with your team. Creativity, Inc. was written by co-founder and longtime president of Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, along with journalist Amy Wallace. This book features Ed’s thoughts on management and how to bring your team from good to great.
If you’re looking for ways to inspire your team, the books highlighted here won’t disappoint. There are many ways to support your employees, from providing high-quality office supplies and great breakroom snacks to recommending enlightening reading material. When you’re in need of office supplies or technology, EON can help! We offer everything you need for a functional and collaborative workplace, so please contact our customer service team with any questions you may have.