We’re pleased to announce that InterWorks was just named to the Inc. 5000 list for 2020! Each year, the Inc. 5000 list recognizes the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the U.S. Even though this our twelfth year (!) making the list, the excitement of being included again hasn’t faded.
“One of the biggest contributors to our success at InterWorks is that our people have the same scrappy, upstart mentality they did ten or twenty years ago. Part of that mentality is viewing growth qualitatively vs. quantitatively. We’re less focused on projections and percentages and more focused on discovering new ways to provide value to those we serve. When you put that first, growth becomes much more organic and sustainable.”
– Behfar Jahanshahi, CEO, InterWorks
Growth in the Age of COVID-19
Though the data to determine the 2020 Inc. 5000 list comes from previous years, the question on everyone’s mind is: “What does growth look like in 2020?” This year has been anything but normal. Current circumstances have affected virtually every industry, business and individual to some extent. In some cases, the effects are extreme. What does all this look like for us at InterWorks? Does any of this change how we approach growth both now and in the future? We know a few things off the bat:
First, we’re pleased to say that InterWorks is doing well. Given the nature of our work, our industry and our people, we’ve been able to adapt in a way that feels organic and authentic to our people. Because we’re in such our fortunate position, we’ve been able to focus more on helping our diverse range of clients fill in their technology gaps. Whether it’s leveraging our IT expertise to support a virtual workforce or crunching economic recovery numbers in a Tableau dashboard, our people are committed to helping organizations adapt in their own right.
If anything, the current climate has only affirmed our qualitative view on growth. For many businesses, 2020 will be far from a banner year, especially for businesses with aggressive quantitative growth mentalities. Since we’ve always been cautious about overextending ourselves in this way, we’ve been able to avoid many of the negative effects that often accompany sharp expansion and contraction events. And since we’ve always emphasized relationships over transactions, we’ve been able to rely on the strength of our relationships with clients, partners and each other to keep our organization healthy. The result is that we continue to succeed on our own terms.
We have much to be grateful for at InterWorks: our clients, our people, our culture and so much more. We’re aware that this isn’t the case for many, and we’d love to help out where we can. If you’re looking for a committed partner to steer you through your unique IT and data challenges, drop us a line.