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Word of the Month

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.  

Word of the Month



The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.

Suggested talking points and questions:

  • What motivates you?
  • What are ways managers can motivate you in your current role?
  • Motivation can be both internal and external

Quotes from UMMC employees:

“Something from within that drives one (you) toward a goal.”

Susan Clark, M.Ln.
Professor and Chair Academic Information Services
Directory, Rowland Medical Library


Article: "Motivation in the Workplace" -Leaership-Central.com