Creating a better workplace turns cynics into champions of unit-based teams. UBTs help workers, managers and physicians better serve Kaiser Permanente members and patients. Yet even though everyone in the unit belongs to the team, too many people don’t realize they do. Engaging with your team can change lives—including your own. Read on and see how.
Plus: "Meet Your National Agreement," puzzles and games and great comics that will help everyone realize they are part of your UBT.
You can also visit the Fall 2016 Hank web page in the Gallery section to read the issue online or download a PDF of it.
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Format: Video packet includes one CD with three short videos, plus printed discussion guides and tip sheets.
Intended audience: Frontline employees and managers
Best used: Show these videos at your next UBT or department meeting.
Description: This video series highlights teams and individuals at Kaiser Permanente who are taking advantage of the educational resources available to employees represented by a union in the Coalition of KP Unions.
View/download the videos or accompanying materials online:
A poster of the Value Compass, which puts the member and patient at the center of everything we do and is used as a guide for decision making and problem solving.
Flier: Spread the Word
When a difficult conversation is at hand, these five tips will help you share your views and create dialogue that leads to understanding and action.
DVD: Saving Money, Saving Lives
Format: Packet with one DVD including three short videos, study guide and 10 Tips for Reducing Supply Waste flier
Intended audience: Frontline staff, managers and physicians
Best used: Show these videos at your next UBT meeting, stewards' council or LMP gathering.
Description: “Saving Money, Saving Lives” tells the stories of two teams that found inventive ways to improve care and save money for KP and our members at the same time. One team improved how it stocked supplies and the other got patients up and walking consistently. The DVD includes three short videos—one on each team and one that combines both stories.
You may also be interested in viewing the videos on line:
This seven-page summary of the 2012 National Agreement focuses on several key areas including: • Economic highlights • Benefits • Total health • Improving partnership • Workforce of the future • Growth of Kaiser Permanente and the unions • A better model for problem solving
For additional, bulk orders, please contact Gwen.E.Scott [at] kp.org.
Healthy Meeting Essentials Pocket Guide
Intended Audience: Administrative assistants, managers and frontline staff who plan or facilitate meetings
Best used: While planning meetings and during team huddles and meetings
Description: A pocket-sized, 4x6 booklet to help you plan and facilitate meetings that are healthier, more productive, and more fun. You'll have 24 full color pages at your finger tips to help your team eat well, move more, go green and work efficiently in every meeting. You'll find recommendations for healthy meals and snacks, tips on creating great agendas, step-by-step instructions to lead stretch breaks and so much more.
For additional, bulk orders, please contact healthyworkforce [at] kp.org.
Health Is a Team Sport wallet card
Format: 2-sided, folded printed wallet-sized card Intended audience: Coalition union employees, Nonrepresented employees, managers Best used: By Workplace Wellness/Healthy Workforce implementors and Wellness Champions to use as promotional giveaways at Workplace Wellness events, including events promoting the Total Health Incentive Plan, Healthy Workforce, and Live Well Be Well Description: Employees can use this wallet card to capture their most current biometric numbers in My Health Manager. Employees then can enter their biometric numbers when completing the Total Health Assessment to get a personalized health action plan.
LMP Behaviors booklet
This checklist can help guide managers and union partners lead their teams together. It lays out seven main principles that are the underpinnings of join leadership. The 37 related behaviors give a more complete picture of what working in partnership looks like.
Format: Paper bookmark Intended audience: Coalition union employees, nonrepresented employees, managers Best used: By Workplace Wellness/Healthy Workforce implementors and Wellness Champions to use as promotional giveaways at Workplace Wellness events, including events promoting the Total Health Incentive Plan, Healthy Workforce, and Live Well Be Well Description: Use this bookmark to save your place in your current "good read" and to reinforce your awareness about the Total Health Incentive Plan.