Georgia V. Thompson CEng MICE
Civil Engineer, Inclusion Advocate, Speaker
Sharing Ideas Makes You Understand Everything A Little Better
Book clubs for business is a great way to improve team cohesion. An alternative to traditional team bonding or socials.
Reading a good book can be great but talking to someone about it is even better. The highs the lows and everything in-between.
Why Book Club For Business?
Book clubs are a great way to explore sometimes taboo subjects with a group of people. Throughout the weeks, rapport is built as we respectfully listen to the view of others. A space for learning and sometimes to have difficult conversations. The concept of inclusion isn't always understood. Uncovering topics and issues such as racism, inequality, gender imbalance and the exclusion of people with disabilities.
Exchanging personal stories and insights. We get an opportunity to understand how another thinks and feels to the same stimuli. An exciting opportunity to learn from those around you and to challenge your own thinking and understanding.
The book clubs are run in a way to have fun but also a way to identify how we all contribute to creating an equal and accessible world.
Why Social Book Club?
Our book club covers Caribbean literature and authors. From reading Mr. Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo and How To Love A Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs, there was something different. There was a deeper understanding of the language and culture that is not experienced in traditional western literature. A connection we wanted to continue exploring.
We get together virtually and in person to discuss the themes within these books and how they play out in our day to day lives. Exchanging experiences strengthen the fabric of the group.