Each month, there will be a meaningful, positive word posted around campus, underscoring UMMC's values. The "Word of the Month" is a visual reminder of the institution's standards when it comes to the promotion of a respectful and inclusive environment. Words are posted in the elevators and bulletin boards around campus. Managers are encouraged to post the word in their departments or units and to use the word as a "talking point" to stimulate dialogue with employees.
A unified body of individuals: such as: the people with common interests living in a particular area broadly: the area itself: a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society: a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society: a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests: a group linked by a common policy: an interacting population of various kinds of individuals in a common location
Suggested talking points and questions:
Quote from UMMC faculty, employees, and students:
"Community is a feeling not just a place where people gather or live. It is a response to belonging and being received without judgement or preconceptions. Community is anchored with respect, mutual caring and authentic relationships which allow members of all identity groups to flourish."
Juanyce D. Taylor, PhDChief Diversity and Inclusion OfficerOffice of Diversity and InclusionProfessor, Health AdministrationSchool of Health Related ProfessionsUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
This month recognizes:
World AIDS Day (Friday, Dec. 1, 2023)Human Rights Day (Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023) National Handwashing Awareness Week (Tuesday, Dec. 5 - Monday, Dec. 11, 2023)
Article: Rekindling a Sense of Community at Work
Rekindling a Sense of Community at Work (hbr.org)Harvard Business Review