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Building The Thing We DO Want

Building The Thing We DO Want

Aug 25, 2021

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow is Women’s Equality Day in remembrance of the passage of the 19th amendment 101 years ago.  In a year that has both underscored the tremendous progress we have made on so many fronts and the very real and enduring challenges that remain on the road to liberty and justice for all, I’ve been reflecting on what one does upon “arrival” at that destination.

When freedom is “won,” what then? It turns out that pointing to the things we dislike is far easier than building the thing we DO want.  As we continue to move through this pandemic “in between time,” it is fairly clear that what was, will not return in quite the same form. As a result, we have a unique opportunity to be intentional about crafting what is yet to be. 

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and writing on the topic recently so watch this space for more to come, but in the meantime, I invite you to explore the places where you feel stuck in systems that no longer serve the ways we work and live, and where we have opportunities to re-image them as we re-emerge.

This month, we look at enduring challenges around both transportation insecurity and health equity and remember that the things worth doing often take time, practice, and a dedication to doing the hard work of moving ever forward.  We also welcome Executive Consultant Moira Perez officially to the Integrated Work family.  She’s already been “on the team” for several years in a contract capacity and we’re delighted to have her aboard to help us build the future we are dreaming of.