Finding Time to Read
Employee A is talking with some co-workers in a conference room.
Employee B is seated at a desk and reading a book. [Let's assume the person is not a receptionist.]
If the boss walks past, which one is suspected of goofing off?
Now you may reasonably respond, "Wait. It depends on what's being said and what's being read." That's true. So let's stipulate that the conference room conversation is about better management and so is the book.
Does that make that big of a difference? My point is that if employees are expected to keep up management skills, when are they expected to read?