What is culture?
Culture is all around us. It’s our environment. It consists of patterns of behavior that are supported by the shared experiences, values and beliefs of an organization.
Why focus on values?
Establishing shared values is foundational to building a community that fosters trust and belonging. Values can guide our workplace behaviors, decision-making and how we treat one another. When behaviors are in line with values, acknowledged and rewarded we create our desired culture
The scope of the Culture Journey is focused on developing supportive workplace behaviors and norms on the Ann Arbor campus and in Michigan Medicine. We are also looking into ways to further engage the broader community including Flint, Dearborn, and students.
Several partners across the university are working to enact meaningful policy and process reform, and develop and implement culture change at U-M, including the Office of Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX, the Ethics, Integrity & Compliance Committee, the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and many others.
Culture Change Values Identification Working Group
U-M faculty, staff and students who were members of the working group:
Dean of the School of Nursing
U-M Chief Organizational Learning Officer, Senior Director for Faculty and Leadership Development at Michigan Medicine
Project Manager, Office of the Provost
Executive Editor, University of Michigan Press
Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion, Michigan Medicine
Associate Professor of Marketing, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity
Student Representative, Rackham
Student Representative, North Campus
Student Representative, Central Campus
Student Representative, Medical School
Rachel S. Goldman
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, Professor of Physics and Associate Director, Applied Physics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and Sacua Nominee
Student Representative, Central Student Government
Professor of Voice, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Associate Director, Sapac, Student Life
Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences, Michigan Medicine
Director of the Center for the Education of Women.
Associate Vice Provost and Senior Director of Academic Human Resources
Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Deputy Chief of Staff, College of Engineering
Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity
Deputy Chief Diversity Officer
Project Representative, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, and Voices of the Staff Representative
Chief of Staff, Organizational Learning
Director of Programming, Organizational Learning
Strategic Initiatives Consultant, Organizational Learning
Project Manager, Organizational Learning