Culture/Wellness

Register now for access to backup child care in 2023

December 21st, 2022
Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a backup child care service for the U-M community, is now open. This service is for those times when regular care is unavailable. For example, when a child needs to stay home due to illness, but the parent must be on campus or at work, a Kids Kare caregiverRead more

Appreciative Inquiry case study shows guide to positive workplace culture at Michigan Medicine

December 8th, 2022

With data now available from the annual Vital Voices Employee Engagement Survey, the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office identified 12 East as one of the clinical units that scored exceptionally well across all survey indices, including domains of well-being and building a positive culture. Click through to find out what has worked for them and how it can apply to your area of the organization!

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Wellness initiative provides support and resources for caregivers

September 8th, 2022

Here at Michigan Medicine, we are fortunate to have dedicated faculty, staff and learners committed to creating a welcoming environment where everyone can study, learn and serve others to the best of their abilities. One key group focused on improving employee wellbeing is the Wellness Office. Every year, the office selects six faculty associates who aid in the understanding of stressors and implement solutions to improve the quality of the workplace at Michigan Medicine. Click through for details!

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Wellness Wednesday: What can you do in 10 minutes or less?

October 6th, 2021

In a recent blog post, Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D, issued a well-being challenge for everyone to change their one-hour meetings to a standard 50 minutes, allowing for a needed break between meetings and other work activities. But what can you do in 10 minutes or less? Click through to gain a few ideas — and to share your own — that will help you reduce stress due to work overload.

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Wellness Wednesday: Buried by emails? Here are a few ways out

February 3rd, 2021

A survey conducted at Michigan Medicine determined that emails were a key factor in daily stress and burnout among faculty, staff and learners. And while there’s no surefire way to prevent emails from arriving in your mailbox, you can learn a few tips that can help you manage them so they don’t become such a daily burden. Click through for details!

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As historic events unfold, the focus turns to civility, respect and resiliency

January 20th, 2021

Current events in our country have taken a toll on just about everyone. The past few months — and years — have brought a lot of issues to the forefront. Some of those issues have hit close to our homes and even, in some cases, our workplace. From injustice, inequality, inequity and the political climate, on top of a pandemic that has impacted everyone, there is an emotional exhaustion that is affecting many of us. Click through for ways you can navigate these unprecedented times and maintain unity at Michigan Medicine.

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Wellness Wednesday: Stressed out by too many meetings? You aren’t alone

January 6th, 2021

If you find yourself filled with anxiety and stress thanks to too many meetings, you aren’t the only one. When faculty, staff and learners across Michigan Medicine were surveyed about what contributed to tension and burnout on the job, they cited too many meetings as one of the key stressors. Fortunately, there are some simple tips that can reduce your meeting fatigue. Click through for details!

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Wellness Wednesday: Building strength from the inside

December 2nd, 2020

Oftentimes, we are aware or able to anticipate major events and situations in our lives. This year, that predictability was lost. The uncertainty regarding COVID-19 — and when it will “end” — has caused much stress to just about everyone in the world. Click through to learn strategies to cope with ongoing challenges and find your strength within.

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The importance of being kind — today and every day

November 13th, 2020

Today is World Kindness Day — a day to reflect on the impact that kindness can have on your own well-being and the well-being of others. Research shows that kindness helps improve your mood and enhances your capacity for facing daily challenges. Kindness and gratitude can also build trust and strengthen your work team to facilitate creativity, innovation, engagement and collaboration. So what are some easy ways to spread kindness, both at home or at work? Click through for just a few!

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