Breakwater had its first all staff in person meeting since 2019 last month, and it was better than we could ever have expected. It is so important to connect in person, especially since half of our staff has been hired remotely since the pandemic. Meeting in person and feeling the energy and connection makes a huge difference. Breakwater has broken down into micro teams to provide better support and oversight for our clients. The teams spent the day working on ideas and problem-solving. You can feel the renewed energy and motivation in the team slack communications since then. The teams grew stronger. We plan to do more of the in-person get-togethers, as we have embraced and will continue to support a remote or hybrid working environment.