The SSC Boosts Their Staff’s Spirit

The Shared Services Center (SSC) Learning & Communications team and their positive energizer colleagues have been transforming many of their positive practices into virtual activities. The SSC positive energizers have moved their “Mindful Monday” meditation breaks and “Reboot Thursday” dance breaks to an online format. They provide the guided meditations and follow-along dance videos as digital recordings so staff can participate at any time throughout the day.


To boost staff morale and encourage a bit of fun during their workdays, this week they held a spirit week. Their teams participated by dressing according to each day’s theme and celebrated that theme in their daily team huddles. 


Monday: (work-appropriate) pajama day
Tuesday: bring your child/pet to “huddle” day or wear a fun t-shirt with your favorite childhood character
Wednesday: virtual vacation day
Thursday: (sports) team day
Friday: U-M/SSC spirit day


The SSC Learning & Communications team is also sending out regular emails to support their staff who are newly working from home. These emails include resources shared by fellow SSC staff. In their thought-provoking “Grati-Tuesday” email, this week, they sent out an uplifting and heartfelt video that is sure to make you smile.