You’ve got the questions, we’ve got the answers.
Q: Does your boss pay for airfare?
A: The sabbatical is a week of paid time away from the office where we explore what’s important to us. The sabbatical doesn’t include airfare and other expenses that you might incur during the week.
Q: Is this just a week of PTO?
A: No – there’s a big difference between a sabbatical and vacation. Even though we’re not in the office – we are out in the world, doing real, important work that matters to us.
Q: How do you decide what to do?
A: Everyone’s sabbatical looks different. The main thing to define and focus on a goal. Sometimes that can look like a roll of film, maybe it’s hiking 50 miles in a few days, or finding your spirituality in a Hindu temple. It doesn’t matter what the goal is, your job to define it.
Q: Do you have to do anything afterward?
A: Yes, part of the sabbatical process is sharing what you learned. When you return, you’re expected to put together a presentation and show the team what you accomplished.
"Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself."Alan Alda