One of the great things about Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s celebrations and other end-of-the-year holidays is that they help remind us of how lucky most of us are. If it’s been a good year, give thanks and hope for more. If it hasn’t, the new year is a time to hope and plan for better things.
It’s also a good time to think about giving something back during 2013. People involved in volunteer-based groups like IPC are generally pretty willing to give up some time for the greater good.
Those who work on IPC committees are donating some of their free time for the continued success of our industry. Many employees at IPC-member companies also spend a lot of hours working for community groups, charitable organizations and other associations that work to help others.
During an interview, IPC Board Chairman Steve Pudles noted in passing that it’s beneficial for companies to work with organizations with lofty goals to improve or advance things other than their own bottom lines.
His comment was striking and totally unsolicited. He succinctly summed up the reasons that people feel better when they work with, and for, companies that help their employees help others.
“There’s a benefit to working with companies whose employees are involved in their local communities and in charitable organizations,” said Pudles, who’s also CEO of Spectral Response, LLC, an employee-owned company. “It shows that the company is willing to invest in its people and in its community. It’s an indication that the company has a longer-term commitment than one that focuses solely on making money.”
If you are interested in giving your time to IPC and helping define the future of the electronics industry, participate on an IPC standards development committee. Contact IPC at firstname.lastname@example.org.