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It can be an energetic and fun process when a team collaborates to build a map. A group effort can result in a messy, but closer to accurate, depiction of the work.
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Tips for New Faculty: What I Wish I Knew When I Joined the U

Being new is hard. Often for new faculty, it means adjusting to a new state, new team, new patients, and a new organizational culture. We asked hospitalists Ryan Murphy and Valerie Vaughn and surgeon Ellen Morrow for tips that only come from a little time under the belt.

“Know My Name” – The Power of Small Gestures

It might seem basic, but just calling someone by their name is one of the most powerful forms of recognition a physician can give their team. Moran Vision Services administrative director Brent Price and physician and vice chair Norm Zabriskie share the many lessons they learned from putting employees’ voices at the center of resilience efforts.

Listen-Sort-Empower to Improve Professional Well-being

What can we do right now to make our work environment better? Chief Wellness Officer and family medicine physician Amy Locke shares a simple team-based model for identifying opportunities, sorting what’s feasible and impactful, and empowering the frontline to lead change.

Team Meetings on Life Support?

Team meetings can be an important way to connect, but not if your team members dread going to them. Zac Watne, senior manager of payment innovation, gives hope to this workplace staple with simple advice: learn together.

How to Lead a Remote Team

Your social media feeds are awash with tips for working from home, but how do you lead from home? Karen Wilson and Dawn Newberry, of University Medical Billing, have led remote teams for years. Their experience boils down to one principle: build and maintain connection.

How to Make Evaluations More Meaningful for You and Your Teams

As spring rolls around, leaders in our organization gear up for the annual performance evaluation process, an opportunity to strengthen team relationships and a chance for growth and accountability. Communication specialists Heather Nowlin and Bridgette Maitre sat down with U of U Health leaders who shared three essential strategies to make this one-on-one time truly impactful for leaders and their teams.

Shared Governance: A Foundation for a Culture of Nursing Excellence

Magnet Program Director Mary-Jean (Gigi) Austria explains how Nursing Shared Governance provides support for knowledge sharing, clinical skill building, and collaborative decision-making closest to the point of care.

Shared Governance: Harnessing Our Collective Strengths

Shared governance is a decision-making model designed to empower the people who care for patients. Chief Nursing Officer Tracey Nixon explains what it is, how it impacts you, and what to expect in the coming months.

Why You Need to Take a Break: The Myth and Science of Pushing Yourself

Many of us are conditioned to push ourselves even harder when times get tough. Why would anyone even consider taking a break? Research says you should. Here’s some rationale and tips to help challenge the instinct to keep pushing through.

How to Make the Shift from Doing to Leading

Our work has high stakes, and it’s natural we feel a deep sense of responsibility. Ally Tanner teaches us that trust helps lighten the load.

Medical Hierarchy Under the Microscope

Medical education is steeped in tradition and hierarchy. A new generation of education leaders is sifting through their own stories and experiences to change how students are trained. In this essay, Michelle Hofmann, former associate professor in the Pediatrics department, reflects on her own experience in medical education: a journey from Doctor to Michelle.

Our Path Forward

In this first of three articles, University of Utah Health’s Chief Executive Officer Dan Lundergan shares how the same core values and beliefs that carried us through the pandemic will continue to successfully carry us into the future.