To support our annual staff development theme of "Strengthening Connection: Presence and Balance in the New Workplace," we're organizing a "podcast club" that provides an opportunity for the SOE staff community to come together to reflect on the role of focus in our daily lives.
The Deep Work Podcast Club will meet monthly February to May. Sessions will run from 12-1pm on Zoom (though we may extend in future sessions based on group consensus). Though sessions are connected thematically, you can engage with individual sessions or attend them all.
Each month we will discuss a podcast and optional supplemental resources to seed informal discussion around topics related to our theme. In our first gathering, we will talk about the following episode of Hidden Brain: You 2.0: The Value Of 'Deep Work' In An Age Of Distraction—a 36-minute listen.
Like a book club, participants will listen to the episode ahead of time and come ready to and share their reflections with colleagues.
Our goals for these gatherings are to:
- Introduce the idea of "deep work"
- Reflect on the role of focus in our daily lives
- Provide an opportunity for SOE staff colleagues to come together to discuss shared challenges and offer solutions to work in an increasingly distracted world
- Identify and practice skills related to mindfulness and deep work
Please look for calendar invitations to these events and RSVP if you plan to attend. We'll then use the RSVP lists in Google Calendar to communicate. We hope to see you there.