I'm thinking of starting a book trade at my building. I'd like to set up a few shelves where people could drop off books they've finished & pick up something new to read. The system i was hoping for would work mainly on the honor system ... i.e. don't just drop off a box of moldy books from your basement & don't take home a shopping bag full unless you really are going to read them. Some quality control would be needed, of course.
My building consists of 3 floors of 70 - 120 people per floor who all work for basically the same company, although most of us do not interact. We recently lost our cafeteria, so part of the lunch room can probably be used now that people go elsewhere. The company is in a bit of a morale slump because of loss of business in our area & a "voluntary layoff" period. The cost should be pretty low to the company. I'm sure they've got extra shelving laying around somewhere & if not, finding some would be pretty easy.
I am so bored with my job that pulling something together like this would be kind of fun. Since i don't drive i am normally at work 1 hour before i need to log in.
Those are the good ideas for the book trade i am thinking about.
The bad ones are:
I have no idea how to head up a project. I am not sure exactly how to present it to HR, and i am a bit afraid of HR. I am pretty disorganized. I have a tendency to get myself in over my head. Although i am bored with my job, there are a certain amount of items we are supposed to do per hour & i generally fall just short.
Another good thing is that our company has been looking for ideas from employees that will help them make a couple extra billion dollars in the next year; another bad thing is that this is the sort of grassroots thing that has no definite economic advantage for them, but it might make the employees a little less likely to hate coming to work ( i hope )
...any thoughts, ideas, or advice would be more than welcome.
edied for typo