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.
The cooperative relationship of colleagues.
Suggested talking points and questions:
Quotes from UMMC employees:
“Collegiality is the professional way of describing a helpmate. It’s what knits our institution together…this sense of shared responsibility and participation in each other’s pursuits.”
Dr. Elizabeth O. CarrChair, Dental HygieneSchool of DentistryUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
Article: Change in a Culture of Collegiality and Consensus-seeking: A Double-edged Swordfrom Taylor & Francis Online