The Highs and Lows of 2021

Beverly Flaxington is a practice management consultant. She answers questions from advisors facing human resource issues. To submit yours, email us here.

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Dear Bev,

We are a very cohesive team and enjoy working together. We often get lunch and brainstorm ideas in our conference room. Because of Covid we all went home in 2020, but we worked hard to get back to in-person and as much normalcy as we could in 2021.

We experienced what most people and firms experienced, which was nothing short of a very choppy year trying to figure out the best way to be together yet keep our team members safe. We wound up with about 50% of our team being in the office all the time, and 50% choosing to work from home. We also had about 20% contract COVID, and a couple get very sick as a result. For about two weeks, one of our female advisors, “Leslie,” was so sick she struggled to walk from her bedroom to her kitchen where she worked.