Week in Review: Halloween celebrations, guide aims to support employees undergoing gender transitions — and more!

November 4, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

TGIF! It was a week full of treats as the organization celebrated Halloween. In Headlines, readers got an extensive photo gallery of all the festivities. 

There was also insight into a new guide that will provide support to employees undergoing or considering gender transitions and their managers; two areas shared how they are enhancing engagement; and the Quality Department reflected on a highly successful Quality Month symposium.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest:

Tricks, treats and sweets: Employees have a blast on Halloween

Super Mario characters, minions, skeletons and hot dogs … those were just a few of the costumes faculty and staff wore to work over the past few days in honor of Halloween. Take a look back at the celebrations that made the day of patients, families and colleagues across the organization!

New guide aims to improve experience for employees undergoing or considering gender transitions

In an effort to provide better support for employees considering or going through gender transitions, Michigan Medicine and U-M have established a Workplace Gender Transition Guide that highlights available resources, tools, and specific policies and protocols that will make the experience easier. Click here to learn more.

Vital Actions: Building engagement one step at a time

Identifying ways to improve engagement can be a challenge. That’s why Headlines shared insight from two areas that scored well on the recent Vital Voices Employee Engagement Survey: 12 East and the Biological Chemistry Department. See what steps those two teams take and whether they can work in your area!

Lessons, connections and improvements: Wrapping up Quality Month 2022

Michigan Medicine quality and safety work was put in the spotlight this October at the 24th annual Quality Month symposium. Throughout the month, there were chances to learn, network and share stories. Check out highlights from this year’s festivities! 

Coat the community in kindness: Learn all about the ongoing winter clothing drive

Are you looking for ways to help our neighbors in need this winter? Participate in the organization’s fifth annual winter clothing drive! Learn more about the history of this important initiative and how it has helped those in our community on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast. You can find the show via YouTube at the top of the page or the media player below.