NEXT WEEK, our firm will be taking a few days away from work in order to unplug and connect meaningfully with our families and communities. And we strongly recommend (perhaps, even insist) that each of you also invest some time away from professional work, over the holiday.
The word choice above is intentional. Because investment itself is a choice: the policies, the decisions, the settings, and the people, we choose to pour our resources into don’t happen by chance or at random. Programs are funded, priorities furthered, and relationships are built all based on the decisions we continue to make. And this truth is equally applicable to our personal lives, as it is to professional environments.
Taking time off during holidays to re-engage in our personal networks is, usually, a harder “investment choice” than others – because this time of year is also the build up to our busiest season, professionally. This is to say nothing of our continually-expanding virtual world, which makes it easier than ever for work to be a constant, creeping presence during any/all hours. Yet it is a decision we make purposefully, and an investment that always provides value.
We hope you all enjoy a safe, happy, and purposeful, Thanksgiving holiday.
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- Dec. 2 | 2021 Virginia Education Summit
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- Dec. 7 | Joint Commission on Health Care Meeting
- Dec. 13 | Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission Meeting
- Dec. 16 | Governor’s Budget Presentation to the Joint Money Committees
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