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.
The act of working together with other people or organizations to create or achieve something
Suggested talking points and questions:
Quotes from UMMC employees:
“To me collaboration means working together to a shared vision or goal. It implies the two parties who are collaborating are willing to give a little in order to achieve the collective desired outcome. It is a commitment to partner together.”LouAnn Woodward, MDVice Chancellor for Health AffairsDean, School of MedicineDecember 2017
Article: "Teamwork in Health Care: Maximizing Collective Intelligence via Inclusive Collaboration and Open Communication" - PDF American Medical Association Journal of Ethics