Newsletter from Employee Health Promotions
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.”
PUBLISHED MAY 15, 2019 IN TEAMWORK
TRACY MIDDLETON, Contributing Writer
Your Teamwork Playlist
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More Evidence that Participation Matters! Congratulations to Michael Knudson, PWMS for Winning the February Dental Health Month Award!
Vital Worklife Employee Assistance Program
Examples of services available:
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.
- 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.
SAVE THE DATE:
- 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