Mission possible: New mission statement presented at Leadership Day

September 12, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership,

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Last week, more than 180 leaders from across Michigan Medicine came together for the 18th annual Leadership Day. This was an opportunity for people from different parts of the organization to network, meet new colleagues, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that the organization experiences.

One important topic of the half-day retreat was the rollout of a formal mission statement for Michigan Medicine: “We advance health to serve Michigan and the world.”

“While this seems like a straightforward, simple statement, it represents great complexity because of all the various ways our faculty and staff contribute to a shared goal,” said Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the U-M Medical School. “Whether it’s improving processes in our revenue cycle, running experiments in a research lab, teaching our trainees, or anticipating language or cultural barriers for patients, we all have a very unique lens through which we see and contribute to our mission.”

In addition to the mission statement, three core values for the organization were presented: integrity, caring and collaboration. The leadership group was then asked to discuss the final two values, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Other topics that rounded out the morning included a discussion about accountability, and a brief overview of a sexual misconduct initiative that will be launched campuswide later this month.

CRLT Players, a group that uses theatrical performance to enhance education, presented several different scenarios that highlighted the various types of sexual misconduct that can occur in an academic medical center. Leaders then discussed the scenarios and analyzed the most effective ways to handle them. The goal was to raise awareness and recognition of sexual misconduct behaviors and begin a dialogue on how leaders can address the behaviors in the workplace.

To see more of the day’s activities, check out the photo gallery above!