Workplace Well-Being Best Practices
Improving Workplace Engagement
Helping employees to see their work as fulfilling, increasing their sense of self-worth and advancing their skills.
Eliminating administrative burdens
Education, training and learning options
"GROSS" Campaign: "Get Rid of Stupid Stuff":
Workload Reduction Initiative:
Burnout Grand Rounds:
Pause for Well-Being Challenge:
Creating Caring Teams
Supervisors and managers create psychologically safe workplaces, are caring, listen to employee concerns and treat them well.
Access to leadership
Promoting positive environments
Social events to build community:
Promoting positive environments:
Kudos - dedicated time during team meetings to recognize and appreciate individuals and their work
Connecting to Leaders:
Leader Forum - A 30 to 60-minute touch-base with departmental leadership to discuss state of affairs
Leader Q&A - regular meeting dedicated to opening up space for team members to ask leaders questions and provide input (For example: What have we learned? What should we start, stop, and continue doing as a team?)
Town Halls - Host department, unit, team, etc. town hall forums to share survey results, discuss concerns, and ask for ideas to foster transparency and community engagement
Check-in & allow feedback:
Promoting Work-Home Flexibility
Reducing employee stress and pressure so that work does not negatively affect their private life or their self-esteem.
Advocate healthy work/life balance
Reducing stigma and improve usage of available services
Facilitated Conversations: An HR representative leads a session aimed at fostering candid discussion about well-being. For more information, contact Denise Williams
Peer Support: Utilize existing peer support programs at Michigan Medicine. More information HERE [link to Peer Support COMPASS site]
Wellness Check-Ins: Incorporate regular discussions addressing well-being in your team(s) such as the Wellness Office Check-in Guide.
Intranet Site: Web page dedicated to workplace well-being for your department, office, discipline, etc. - Click HERE for an example of an existing intranet site with well-being content
Newsletter: Incorporate workplace well-being section into department newsletter. Department of Radiation Oncology Equity and Wellness Newsletter example.