Conversations to discuss dimensions of a thriving workplace and generate strategies for action. Participant ideas will be compiled, transcribed, and posted on the TWI website. Open to all UMD community members.
September 2018: Communication
Discussion of the importance of communication in creating and sustaining a thriving workplace and overview of campus survey results for these items:
Q04. In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work.
Q11. In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress.
C02. My organization treasures diverse opinions and ideas.
June 2018: Teamwork
Discussion on the importance of teamwork in creating and sustaining a thriving workplace and overview of campus survey results for these items:
Q07. At work, my opinions seem to count.
Q9. My associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work.
Q10. I have a best friend at work.
April 2018: Alignment & Purpose
Discussion of the importance of alignment and purpose in creating a thriving workplace and overview of campus survey results for these items:
Q08. The mission or purpose of my organization makes me feel my job is important.
C07. My supervisor or department chair emphasizes my strengths rather than my weaknesses.
C09. Leaders at UMD help me see how changes made today will affect the institution's future.
February 2018: Foundational Needs
Discussion of foundational dimensions of a thriving workplace and overview of overall campus results for these survey items:
Q01. I know what is expected of me at work.
Q02. I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right.
C01. I always trust my organization to be fair to all employees.
C03. My supervisor or department chair creates an environment that is trusting and open.
C06. At work, I am treated with respect.
December 2017: Overview of campus-wide survey results
00:13 – Welcome and Agenda (Cynthia Edmunds, UMD)
08:58 – Higher education landscape (Brandon Busteed, Gallup)
25:55 – Thriving Workplace survey results (Laura Scott, UMD)
43:47 – Conversation and resources (Adrienne Hamcke Wicker, UMD)