Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
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At Charles River, we have an incredible fabric of values. Because our work helps accelerate drug development, we are helping to bring new therapeutics to patients who need them. Our work truly makes a difference that matters, and that is very powerful.
This paragraph was accompanied by a photo of overlapping hands whose skin color ranged from very dark to very light. The more I read it, the less sense the sentence makes. Fabric of values? What does that mean? Do they intend to say we have a diverse company (as implied by the black and white hands in the photo)? Or that we practice moral relativism here? That we have cloth of varying qualities?
The rest of the paragraph requires some attention, too. After all, not only are we making a difference; we’re making a difference that matters. I’m glad that my difference matters. It would be depressing to make a difference, but not have it matter. Additionally, I have to wonder: Why does making a difference make us powerful? What about drug development makes us powerful, and why would we want to be powerful? Are they trying to make us feel good without (a) spending any money; and (b) saying anything substantive? I know it might be taxing — it might even cost money, since time is money — to think of something meaningful and honest to tell employees. And in this economy, cutting costs is everything.