#GuildChat for 04/21/17: Bringing Outside Interests Inside

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, April 21st at 11AM PT/2PM ET. This week’s topic is on Bringing Your Outside Interests Inside to Your Work.

Work-life balance has always been a desirable goal but is separating our work from other life interests best for both worlds? Is there a different arrangement where both “worlds” benefit?


Our lives, interests and hobbies don’t just automatically shut off when we begin our work days. Especially today when we have technology that can instantly connect us to to the people and content important to us in non-work related areas. And honestly, many of us have been merging the two for years – unconsciously.

With our work bleeding into our lives and our lives bleeding into our work, how can we better embrace this new relationship for the betterment of both? Join us this week to chat about how our outside interests (hobbies, play, reading and engagements) can be brought to work in ways that benefit our work and vice-versa.


Prospective question:

Q1. What interests do you have outside of L&D?
Q2. Why do you think it’s helpful to have interests outside of work?
Q3. Has a hobby ever helped inspire you in your work? How?
Q4. Have you ever had a hobby turn into a work task or job? How did that happen?
Q5. Have you ever taken on a new interest with the hopes that it could help influence your work too? Which?
Q6. What non-work related books or films have benefited your work? How?
Q7. Whether your hobbies influence your work or not, how do you keep balance between work and life AND remain happy?
Q8. How can we better promote the benefits of outside interests into our work/workplace?


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Storify of the chat!


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