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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 15:39

The Road to Recovery

Written by  Bob Arnold

As I write this, I reflect on the many conversations I had at our recent Fall 2009 conference. It was DRJ’s 41st conference and as host, we have felt the strain of the economy as almost everyone. It was evident we all have been forced to do more with less over the past year. The times are especially tough for housing, automotive, financial and other industries. In each situation, it is impossible not to feel for the employees and families who are affected. But even with the bad news, there were a lot of positives that came to light in my discussions at the conference. Many organizations are becoming more streamlined and more efficient. They are returning to the core of their organization and cutting out much of the extras that have been inadvertently added over the years. By trimming budgets, companies have been forced to refocus their missions and realize how