When you start a new business, you do so knowing that the odds are against you. Two-thirds of startups don't survive more than two years. To find ourselves still growing and expanding after two decades is an incredible and humbling feeling.
American gymnast Simone Biles made headlines during the Tokyo Olympics by unexpectedly withdrawing from several events because of concerns about her mental health. Earlier in 2021, tennis star Namoi Osaka pulled out of the French Open, also citing mental health concerns.
A couple years ago, Merriam-Webster announced “Culture” as the top word of the year as shown by the increase in look ups over the prior year. Not surprising as it seems to appear in regular conversations I have with clients and colleagues daily.
The government shutdown of 2013 lasted 16 days. Fortunately, we have just heard that the House, Senate, and the Executive Office have found common ground and the government has reopened after day 3. There's still a chance, however, that after February 8th, we could find ourselves in a similar situation again. Given the uncertainty of what the next few weeks will bring, we share the following considerations that may be helpful for our clients and colleagues.