From Kevin’s Desk: Teamwork is key! (4/19/19)

Dear Colleagues:

Happy Friday!

The university’s Museum of Natural History opened at its new home in the Biological Sciences Building earlier this week. Our colleagues in Construction Services built a custom crate to safely transport the fragile dinosaur bones to their new location. You can read more about what was involved in the move on our B&F website. A huge thank you to Construction Services and everyone involved in the creation of, and move to, the museum’s incredible new facility.  Just think of all the grade school kids who will be inspired to attend U-M one day because of their visit to the museum.  Please take the time to check out this amazing resource sometime soon and bring your loved ones to show them the awesome place you make go every day!

This week I visited with the terrific team of professionals who run our Key Office. This group not only plays a critical role in our campus safety and security, they also quite literarily ensure our doors are open for business! While this group of ten staff are highly skilled at what they do, what really impressed me was the sense of team and camaraderie among them, and the pride they take in working together to go the extra mile for customers. It was a pleasure to visit this team and to see such a great example of a positive work environment. Hats off to the Key Office…YOU FOLKS ROCK!!!

Last, but not least: just a quick reminder to take the B&F employee survey if you haven’t already. Our work to create a more positive and inclusive organization depends on feedback from everyone – we can’t get better without your input. Unless you requested a paper survey, your link to the survey is included in an email from the B&F Survey Team.

Thanks for all you do to make this university great.

With much appreciation and gratitude,

Kevin