Today is March 16, a date that has significant meaning for me, for all of us - a date that we will all not soon forget. Today marks the day that one year ago we officially closed our DHG offices due to the pandemic. When we collected our belongings and the items we needed to work from home, we had no way of knowing that we would be operating virtually for this long.
Over the past year we have grown as a firm and as individuals as we learned to navigate a new normal. Once the novelty of no commute and wearing casual clothes wore off, we found ourselves persevering to connect in new ways with each other and with our clients, we adapted to less than perfect work environments with make-shift desks, we managed through children, family members and roommates often causing distractions and we leaned-in to support our clients with new relevant service offerings and Knowledge Share to help them also manage through this time.
It’s not been easy, but resilience has truly been at the heart of our day-to-day work. We have learned to overcome challenges, to rise to the occasion and to emerge stronger. I believe that we are stronger and more resilient than we ever have been, as individuals and as a firm, and for that, I am truly grateful.
And now, as we approach the spring with a decline in COVID cases, we have great reason for optimism. We are now able to gather as small groups, to reconnect and spend time together. Later this week we will come together for an update and I look forward to sharing more positive insight into what the future might hold for us regarding our re-entry.
Thank you for the courage and strength that you have shown by giving us your best every single day. We are truly emerging stronger.