7 Tips for Making Meetings Work

By Ivory Patten, Trainer and Management Specialist in the UT System Human Resources Office of Employee and Organizational Development. Think back to the last meeting you attended. How prepared were you? How much was accomplished? Be honest—how many times did you check your phone? Meetings fill an increasing number of hours in the workday, and … Continued

Tips from a Trainer

5 Ways to Promote Civility in the Workplace

By UT System Administration Office of Employee and Organizational Development Being uncivil can happen without us even recognizing it—an overlooked email, missed meeting or forgotten acknowledgment.  These lapses may seem innocent and often justifiable, but when repeated, can translate to a lack of respect for others and lead to real problems. Demonstrating civility means showing … Continued


Getting Involved Leads to Many Opportunities

For some employees, representative groups are more than just a resource, they are an opportunity to get involved and give back. “I feel that it’s a privilege and an honor to represent UT Martin employees and make their voices heard, because I want UT Martin to be known as the campus that cares,” said Debbie … Continued


Change Starts With Listening

Whether it’s an issue about pay or safety, employee representatives are always ready to listen. “We’re a voice for the employees,” said Valerah Hodges, chair of UT Chattanooga’s Employee Relations Committee. “They trust us, and so employees may come to us privately or as a group with an issue.” Representatives often find that administrators are … Continued