Speech Privacy Systems – located in Plano, TX (just north of Dallas) – has been improving workers’ professional environments since 1995.
In the years since then, 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 and white noise products that improve your work environment, and we stand by those products with a 30-day warranty on any sound masking product.
But 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 Speech Privacy Systems, 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 corporatemission 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 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 in 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.
What This Means:
- We will do everything we can to find the best solution for you, in order to make your work environment as good as possible. We will deal with you in an honest and forthright manner and in every case, we will do our best to balance meeting your needs in a cost-effective way with the financial realities of running a successful business. We do not believe these are mutually exclusive, but are actually complimentary goals, since a successful business seeks the highest good of its customers. Con artists don’t typically stay in business long.
- Since we are committed to your “highest good,” we would also love the chance to help you improve your “inner environment,” as well – to help you discover the meaning and purpose we have begun to find through Christ’s new creation project in each of us. It’s not that we have it all together all the time, and we won’t do this perfectly. But we’re trying. In the meantime, we ask for your patience with us.
We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to helping you get the most out of both your personal and professional life.
Thanks again for your time.
Speech Privacy Systems