Recently, the word unity has taken on a new meaning at Imprivata. With our team more spread out than ever before, our employees are working out of our various offices around the globe and even their homes. Being united no longer means bringing everyone together in-person. We continue to make strides to stay connected and come together, especially through these still uncertain and changing times, but it is no surprise the last couple of years have encouraged us to explore new means to accomplish this. We have embraced virtual meetings and events, deepened our understanding of how to best support our employees' needs, and become closer even while being further apart. Through all of this, we have achieved a new level of togetherness at Imprivata.
This spring, Imprivata hosted its annual company kick-off event, where for the first time since 2020 we were able to bring together a generous portion of our team in-person. It was exciting to see each other face-to-face and gather at our new headquarters in Waltham, MA. In support of those who tuned in from home or around the world, the event was live streamed to the broader Imprivata community. This hybrid model is a notable example of how we stay together even when apart.
In the spirit of unity, this summer we have focused on the importance of devoting energy to our diversity and inclusion initiatives.
We hosted some exciting new events including a Thai cooking class in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month and PRIDE themed trivia that our teams thoroughly enjoyed. We also enjoy sharing newsletters that provide information and ways to honor and celebrate cultural holidays as a way for our teams to spread awareness and educate themselves. We believe we are all better together regardless of how ‘together’ is defined.
Additionally, we are in the process of re-opening our Florida office, which will allow us to collaborate in-person again and we have officially re-opened our UK office, bringing our UK employees together for the first time in over 2 years! Whether in the office or over zoom, our teams are thrilled to continue coming together to build upon the unity we have created.
As we are always striving to learn and adapt, what ideas have you implemented to stay unified?