Amidst our recent retreat, the Tangible Development Team reflected on the unfolding of 2023—a year marked by unpredictability that diverged from our expectations. The overarching theme? The unexpected. From global conflicts and economic disruptions to navigating tough conversations, taking bold risks, and reassessing and reinvesting in ourselves, our organization, and our vision; the year tested our resilience.
In the face of these adversities, our unwavering commitment to our mission persisted: Making diversity, equity, and inclusion tangible—clear, definite, and real. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work, to us, means something tangible—measurable, palpable, and sustainable. We believe that, at our best, we contribute positively to the world when we support each other.
Throughout 2023, our fortitude shone through, even during a challenging third quarter, culminating in a stronger finish to the year. Essential to fulfilling our vision and mission was the imperative to reinvest in ourselves, acknowledging the unique challenges faced by each generation. At Tangible, challenging times are viewed as the breeding ground for the best businesses. Despite the uncertain macroeconomic landscape, 2023 provided an opportunity to strengthen our partnerships and face challenges head-on.
Looking ahead to 2024, we recognize the necessity of expecting the unexpected and embracing uncertainty. By prioritizing our values and putting our people first, we are confident in our continued success. Key priorities for the upcoming year include investing in staff development, upholding core values to strengthen our Anti-Racism and Anti-Blackness work, advancing our project delivery model, and aligning our business structure with market needs and our values.
Although the future remains unpredictable, our belief in actively shaping it persists. Together, we aim to forge a better future for our clients, team, community, and beyond, defining this generation by overcoming obstacles and driving growth. Our commitment to core beliefs and values—Transparency, Adaptability, Radical Inclusivity, Intentionality, and Sustainability—will guide us.
A special thank you goes to #TeamTangible for staying resilient and open to collective learning. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to our Clients for their trust and Community Partners for their collaboration. Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year—Together We Rise!
Warm regards, Sujata