Newsletter from Employee Health Promotions

March 2020

Leadership : Execution and Teamwork

The importance of teamwork (as proven by science)

It might feel like a fuzzy concept to you, but the data shows real benefits for companies and individuals when we all get along. Over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed people talking a lot more about the importance of teamwork and collaboration. Open-office layouts have become the norm and team productivity tools have exploded in popularity.

Some see this emphasis on open collaboration as a passing fad or a way to lower overhead. But there are enormous benefits to working in teams, and science proves it. A growing body of research confirms that when people work together, smartly, it can unleash energy that boosts creativity, productivity, engagement, communication, and efficiency. “Each individual has unique gifts, and talents and skills,” says John J. Murphy, a specialist in business transformation and author of Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork. “When we bring them to the table and share them for a common purpose, it can give companies a real competitive advantage.”


TRACY MIDDLETON, Contributing Writer


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Vital Worklife Employee Assistance Program

Vital Worklife Employee Assistance Program. This service is available to ALL EMPLOYEES and geared toward recognizing an employee's life situations and helping to find appropriate help. It is confidential and is available to both the employee and members of their household - at no cost to the employee.

Examples of services available:

  • Phone Coaching

  • Online Seminars

  • Chemical Dependency Assessment

  • Face to Face counseling

  • Legal and Financial discounts

  • Click HERE for a complete list of services offered by this provider.

Phone number is: 1-800-383-1908.

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Other Resources For Your Wellness

  • MAPS Community Education and Recreation classes and events are advertised in the seasonal brochure each Fall, Winter and Summer. Employees are eligible for a $10 fee reduction for a class in each brochure. Each individual must register and provide their employee email address and work site. Contact the CER office at 507-387-5501 for more information.

Winter Brochure link - Summer Brochure will be released March 9th!

  • READY! for Kindergarten. At the time of a requested paternity/maternity leave, an employee is entitled to two (2) years of READY! for Kindergarten Classes advertised in the seasonal Early Childhood Brochure. Registration is conducted through the Early Learning Office by calling 507-625-4620 or stopping by the Family Learning Center, 820 Hubbell in Mankato and completing the paperwork process.
Spring Brochure

  • Employee Benefits Fair May 14th 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center.
  • 2020 MAPS Employee and Dependent Flu Shot Clinic - September 3rd

  • Benefits for employees insured through MAPS
SCSC Wellness Programs Summary

We Couldn't Resist!

Times Teamwork Seriously Paid Off