October - Be a Fresh Thinker

October 2, 2017

Hello Team -

As I sit down to write this message, I find myself in the midst of the Jewish high holy days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur. The former is the celebration of the Jewish new year and the latter is the Day of Atonement, the holiest of days in the Jewish religion. It's a great reminder for anyone of any religion - or none at all - to reflect on decisions and behaviors over the past year and commit to doing better in the future.

At OneDigital we talk a lot about fresh thinking. Many of our leaders come from entrepreneurial backgrounds. We encourage innovation and seek to be a thought leader in our industry. It's a part of our culture.  And at this time, this value sits at the top of my thoughts.

As most of us do at the traditional new year, I'm celebrating the successes of this past year but I am also planning and looking forward to the rekindling of new ideas and fresh thinking.  In October, many leaders in the company will come together to discuss planning and strategy for the coming year. It's an energizing and thought-provoking time in which we all discuss what is going well and what can be improved - the challenges and opportunities within our business. I love this collaboration with our team members and the innovative ideas that are a part of these meetings.

The day of atonement, Yom Kippur, is the final day in this holy period. In my faith, this is a day in which we are encouraged to look back over the year, ask for forgiveness on past transgressions and explore opportunities to do better in the coming year. I find myself thinking about ways to be a better father, son, friend and a better leader in my community. When thinking about my OneDigital family, what comes to mind is our recent partnership with Zenefits. In the past, I saw this organization as a fierce competitor and one that struggled with some internal cultural issues. But today, I see them through new eyes. I see them as a company that has humbly owned their past and is looking forward to a bright new future. A future that includes OneDigital and shares many of our brand values including fresh thinking.  With fresh thinking, the future is limitless for OneDigital, for our new partner Zenefits and for our current and prospective clients.

There is so much to look forward to in the new year and in this next chapter for OneDigital. I exit these special days with renewed excitement and a great sense of promise for our future. We owe our success to our collective fresh thinking.


Keep it up!


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