Communication & Management in the Electronic Era
Thursday, May 25, 2023
12:00pm - 2:00pm
The volume of communication, teamwork, and project planning that occurs via email can make an inbox sandstorm! Yet, how to manage projects and maintain effective, asynchronous via email isn’t always intuitive. It’s easy to feel bogged down by email, or even make damaging cultural missteps in attempts to triage the volumes of communication. This 2-hour workshop will provide and give an opportunity to practice strategies for (a) effective management of priorities, projects, and tasks, and (b) professional electronic communication that is clear, concise, assertive, positive, and collaborative. Attendees should bring their office laptops and be prepared to tailor and configure their Outlook settings and other software settings with the group. In small groups, we will use scenarios to practice communication skills, such as addressing emotionally sensitive topics, raising concerns collaboratively, and delegating tasks that position a team for follow-through on key results.
This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.