#GuildChat for 07/15/16: The Impact of Vacations On Our Practice

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, July 15 at 11AM PT/2PM ET. For our topic this week we look at the impact of vacations on our work.


We continue our summer themed chat’s this week with a look at the traditional summer vacation.  Each year millions look to summer as a time to break away and break free from the everyday but always knowing that good things will come to an end.

This week we explore vacations and their impact on our work (good and bad). Join in with the community to discuss how to maximize vacation time as a way to recharge and rethink how we approach our L&D efforts.  We’ll also look at the potential dark side of vacations as we seek ways to combat the often slow start we experience when returning to our day-to-day.

So pull up a chair, dig your feet into the sand, and come ponder the impact of summer vacation with your peers!


Prospective questions:

Q1. How can a vacation get you into a different headspace? #guildchat
Q2. Vacations can be great inspiration. What are a few work ideas or innovations that you’ve gotten from a vacation? #guildchat
Q3. How has the act of planning a vacation impacted your work process (or vice versa)? #guildchat
Q4. Do you find that your work benefits from a vacation or that it can be a detriment? Why? #guildchat
Q5. Does wanting to recharge professionally ever influence when or where you take vacations? If so, how? #guildchat
Q6. Best for recharging: several short get-aways a year or longer single vacation? Why does it work for you?
Q7. Do you find it helpful to look for inspiration for work while on vacation, or is it better to completely disconnect from that world? Why? #guildchat
Q8. Vacations take you away from the everyday. How can you “vacation” at work and reap the rewards for your work? #guildchat


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


The eLearning Guild has always looked to the community to form the conversations around learning and technology. We’ve taken it a step further however and created a rotating group of  voluntary #GuildChat Advisors! Each Advisor is selected for their unique perspectives and involvement in the the conversations around the learning industry. For a 6 month period they will help formulate the topics and questions for our weekly chat. We’ll be announcing our newest team of advisors soon!


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