Do you lay your head down on your pillow at night feeling proud of your day? Do you ever stop and think am I making a positive difference in someone’s life?
Last month, UMT’s East Region held its quarterly meeting, a day of “Sharing and Caring”. We spent the morning sharing our experiences with clients’ business problems and collaborating on how we are working to solve them. It’s a discussion on helping our clients get their critical products to market faster in order to improve someone’s life experience. How are we helping get the medicines people need to the market faster or helping create engineering excellence that delivers new and better technology or helping business growth through improved investment oversight and execution alignment. Every one of these situations requires us to bring our passion, our innovation and our commitment.
That same attitude and tenacity was carried over to the second half of our quarterly, bringing even bigger smiles and fulfillment to us and the end clients (community children in this case.) In the “Caring” portion of our day, we provided our time and talents to a much needed organization that is trying to improve many lives every day. Cradles to Crayons provides children ages 0-12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have, with communities that need.
It was very fulfilling to see people transformed into good factory workers for an afternoon, toiling away to sort books, repair and clean toys, count puzzle pieces and make sure games had all the right pieces and parts. We were working on delivering a quality product to help mold a child. We were working on giving a child a childhood experience. Cradles to Crayons’ slogan is “QUALITY = DIGNITY”, which means they don’t provide just ANYTHING but rather something with VALUE that will make the child feel cared for and dignified.
In the end, isn’t that what we want our family, friends, and clients to feel?