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Word of the Month

Each month, there will be a meaningful, positive word posted around campus, underscoring UMMC’s values. The “Word of the Month” is a visual reminder of the institution’s standards when it comes to the promotion of a respectful and inclusive environment. Words are posted in the elevators and bulletin boards around campus. Managers are encouraged to post the word in their departments or units and to use the word as a “talking point” to stimulate dialogue with employees.  



A feeling of appreciation or thanks; the state of being grateful; thankfulness


Suggested talking points
and questions:

  •  What aspects of your job are you most grateful for? Or, what's one thing you've enjoyed about doing your job recently?
  • What have others done in your life that you are grateful for?
  • Why is gratitude important?

Quotes from UMMC employees:

“To me, gratitude is just as important and meaningful to the giver as it is to the recipient. When we are consistently looking
outside of ourselves, and being thankful to and for others,
it can help turn a bad day into a good one.
Gratitude is transformative

Hanna Broome, PhD
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Recruitment
School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center

This month recognizes:

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
National Family Caregivers Month
American Diabetes Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Veterans Day


Article: Building a Better Workplace Starts with
Saying "Thanks"

from hbr.org