MPS LLC – located in Richardson, TX (just north of Dallas) – has been improving workers’ professional environments since 2001. We’ve been fortunate to work with most of the Fortune 100, some great agencies and hundreds of smaller businesses.
During the past two decades, our primary focus has always been on helping workers like you get more out of their professional lives. We do this primarily through sound masking products and acoustic panels that improve your work environment.
Moving Beyond Business
Ultimately the products we sell can only do so much. The work environment and the tools you use can play a pivotal role in making it easier for you to accomplish more – but ultimately these tools were only designed to address the physical problems associated with most office environments and workstations. They can do little to address our need, as people, for our work to make a real difference and offer us some sense of fulfillment and purpose.
A few years back, Monster.com had a great ad that tapped into the life-sapping nature of many careers:
The problem with the ad, of course, is that deep down, most of us know that the internal fulfillment we dreamed of growing up doesn’t come from any particular job. We know it’s a bigger issue than a nameplate or spot in the corporate hierarchy.
We want to know that the 2000 or so hours a year we spend at work accomplish something significant, don’t we? We want to accomplish more with that big chunk of our lives than simply paying the bills. While this is an admirable and responsible goal, the need for it to have some kind of lasting significance seems to be a pretty universal need in humans.
At MPS LLC, we’re no different. We really do want to improve your quality of life – not just to sell you a product. Like anyone else, we often struggle between the competing priorities of running a profitable business and giving our customers the best value possible. However, we do feel like we’re somewhat unique in that, in addition to our corporate mission statement, we also operate from a common spiritual mission statement. We believe only the Biblical message adequately addresses the struggle for significance that most of us face in our personal and professional lives.
The Solution to a Universal Problem
The opening pages of the Bible describe the ancient circumstances that resulted in our present reality. In the event commonly referred to as “The Fall,” Adam and Eve rebelled against God, resulting in a corruption of the entire world. Not only would humans grow old, get sick, and die, but now we have a nasty (and visible) tendency toward self-destructive thoughts and habits. You see this clearly at work or on the evening news. Personal relationships suffer from this corruption, leaving us feeling isolated and alone, and our work often feels totally meaningless.
This is the fate the Fall doomed us all to. But there is a reason to hope for something more. God sent His Son to reverse all this, and in the end, the world will be remade as God always intended it to be. Human relationships will be restored, peace and justice will be universal, and our days will be spent on doing things that truly have lasting significance both for us and for those around us. This last part is often overlooked in the Gospel message, but it’s undeniably there.
For us, this changes how we think about what we do here and now. We are in business not just to support our families, but because we feel like this provides a medium to in some way fulfill God’s command to make the world a little more like its original ideal.