Achieving institutional goals, together: How making the effort makes the Michigan Difference
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- Colleagues across Michigan Medicine are becoming regular users of the Recognition Platform to thank their peers for the work they do every day.
- Commend your colleagues by visiting the site here.
- Be on the lookout for engaging and fun activities during Hospital Week and Nurses Week, coming May 7 -13. Human Resources will be hosting a virtual spirit week, with more details to follow.
Raya York, a labor relations advisor on Michigan Medicine’s Labor Relations team, is one of the most prolific users of the Recognition Platform. To date, she has recognized colleagues more than 2,500 times.
When asked why celebrating the work of her fellow employees matters, she said: “I think that utilizing the Recognition Platform is important to boost morale and highlight the consistent contributions that each of us make toward our shared value of teamwork and the extra mile that many of us go to help achieve institutional goals.”
Engaging those who go above and beyond
Other members of the Michigan Medicine community who make significant contributions to the platform often do so to bring attention to large groups of employees for their work on long-term projects, such as the Vital Voices Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey.
Behind the scenes, Jeannette Miclette, employee engagement program manager, and Megan DeCapua, senior clinical information analyst for U-M Health, train and guide Culture Coaches throughout the survey process. To show their appreciation, they’ve collectively recognized their colleagues over 1,000 times.
Together, Miclette, DeCapua and embedded Culture Coaches work to ensure that all faculty and staff are aware of the survey and feel empowered to share their experiences.
The Recognition Platform is a public way to show appreciation for that more localized level of effort and care.
“Culture Coaches play such a key role in the success of the Vital Voices survey communication and implementation. They are volunteering their time, over and above the multitude of other tasks they have, to contribute toward the overall success of our organization,” shared Miclette.
“Thanking them is one small but important step to improving our environment and making everyone feel more appreciated,” DeCapua said.
As you encounter excellent colleagues each day, please consider recognizing their contributions. Together, we are making a difference.
Also, be on the lookout for engaging and fun activities during Hospital Week and Nurses Week, coming May 7 -13. Michigan Medicine Human Resources’ Recognition team will be hosting a virtual spirit week, with more details to follow.
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