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It goes without saying that 2020 was a challenging year for all of us. Since early March, we have dramatically shifted our lives in the face of a global pandemic, grieved the loss of family and friends, confronted the realities of systemic racism and our role in maintaining or dismantling it, and lived with the tension of economic and political uncertainty. In the workplace and at home, we’ve learned to take nothing for granted.
And in a week when we learned we were once again ranked near the top of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work (2021), I’ve never been prouder to be part of 3Q.
In the workplace, we had to find new ways to support our teams and individuals, build community, and onboard new 3Qers in a fully virtual world. We led by our values: Accept No Limits, Act for the Greater Good, Be Inclusive, and Own It. And we encouraged and responded to feedback from all parts of the organization to help meet challenges as they arose. This happened on a number of levels that involved every single 3Qer:
- We adjusted our perks and benefits to enable team members to build out their home gyms, create ergonomic home office set-ups, purchase air purifiers during the fires that ravaged the West Coast, buy light therapy lamps, continue to get snacks and weekly lunches at home, and alleviate the unexpected costs of child care for working parents as schools closed.
- We created new training curricula around stress…