The Thanksgiving season has a way of helping us focus on what’s important. Whether it’s at work or in our personal lives, most of us have much to be thankful. And while we all try to keep those things top of mind daily, Thanksgiving creates a two-day break in our routines each fall that not only reminds us to pause and reflect, it also affords us the time to do it.

Gratitude in the workplace has some surprising benefits including better decision making, lower stress levels, increased creativity, and improved respect—all positive results that align perfectly with our mission of impacting lives through improving business performance. But the good news about gratitude doesn’t stop there. A recent article by UCLA Health highlights several health benefits that can improve your overall wellbeing even outside of work:

  1.  Less depression – Gratitude reduces the symptoms of depression and enhance our satisfaction with life
  2. Reduced anxiety – Practicing gratitude keeps our thoughts focused on the present vs. worry about the future
  3. Healthier hearts – Several studies show a grateful mindset can positively affect heat disease biomarkers
  4. Improved sleep – Thinking positive thoughts before falling asleep promotes better sleep overall

While we’re on the topic, we’d like to take this opportunity to share a few things for which we are definitely grateful this year:

Our Clients
We cannot say enough about how thankful we are to our clients that engage us and trust our continued guidance. This is special for our entire team in so many ways, and has created many deep relationships that we will take with us for years to come. Customers are why we all get out of bed in the morning as we drive to make a meaningful positive impact in your business and life.

Our Team
Our team is our bedrock! We function daily together as a unit to impact lives through improving business performance.  We all share success stories—as well as struggles we need to conquer— together. Our team is our “work family.” We enjoy each other as we laugh and keep our smiles on as we all work for something bigger than ourselves. We would not be EGS without our team, and we are eternally grateful for them all.

Our Industry Partners
The sheer number of industry partners that have come alongside of us to support our mission has been nothing short of humbling. These partners have given us platforms, shared our successes, steered clients our way, funded events, and so much more.  Even more valuable than all of that, we are honored to watch our relationships with our partners deepen as we grow to make a difference in our industry.  Working in the manufacturing industry is rewarding, but when we do this together the rewards of watching your hard work pay off is fantastic.

In short, our thankfulness could fill a novel, but just know that we regularly stop and think of how thankful we are for our clients, team and industry partners. Thank you!!


Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.