Recipient of a workplace kindness? Share your storyMar. 30, 2018, 12:23 PM
Vanderbilt has long taken pride in fostering a culture of respect and acceptance in which diversity and inclusion are celebrated. The C.A.R.E. (Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments) Committee is seeking stories from faculty and staff about instances when they’ve witnessed or received an expression of kindness involving a co-worker at Vanderbilt. These stories will be collected through April 30 and posted to the C.A.R.E. website.
Listening to others, an offer of help, or an encouraging word can be the bright spot in one’s day. When a workplace has a foundation in civility and kind words and acts, it leaves little room for bullying and harassment.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
The C.A.R.E. Committee is a grassroots effort to empower each faculty and staff member at Vanderbilt to encourage civilized behaviors in our work environments. It is sponsored by the University Staff Advisory Council, the Medical Center Staff Advisory Council, the Faculty Senate, and Human Resources (VU and VUMC).