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As an ongoing feature, staff members at the Des Moines Public Library will recommend a business-related book to add to your reading list. Find this and more books like it at any of the Des Moines Public Library’s six locations and online at dmpl.org. And find information on how to get a FREE library card and all its benefits at dmpl.org/get-carded.


Des Moines Public Library business book pick: “People Before Tech: The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age,” by Duena Blomstrom.

Why you should read it: In an era when businesses across all sectors focus on embracing new technologies like AI and automation to stay current with trends, this guide is a reminder that a well-functioning and collaborative team culture should not be overlooked. Using fascinating research and international case studies, Blomstrom’s book provides practical guidance on how businesses can draw on psychological safety to build strong, satisfied and high-performing teams in an organization.

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