The "Why" Behind Your Work Challenge

Posted by Nicole Block @nicolerawlings, Jan 3, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! FEBRUARY 4 – FEBRUARY 24, 2019

Research shows that meaningful work strengthens resilience and increases job satisfaction. The ‘Why’ Behind Your Work Challenge will help fuel your passion for the work you do!

From February 4-24, explore what gives your work meaning and purpose, and how your work plays an important role at Mayo Clinic. You will receive a short email with an activity for you to do for three weeks. At the end of the month, complete a survey regarding your experience. It’s that simple!

Visit http://bit.ly/WhyChallenge to sign-up for this inspiring challenge!

Why work? I love helping others, and being here at Mayo, I can see my help directly affecting those around me. I love challenging myself, and everyday has a new set of challenges. My job here definitely fills my bucket!

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"Why do I work?" Great question! To help people! Sounds cliché' I know… But, as an RN Care Coordinator I work with a unique population with quite complex situations… For me, it's very rewarding to put all the pieces together to help them navigate and work towards self-management! Although challenging at times, It feels natural to me to "help!"

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Why work? I feel that my work contributes to the greater good of helping others. This provides myself with a sense of drive, fulfillment and achievement in my daily activities. Furthermore, my current position is challenging and provides a variety of tasks, making everyday different which allows me to enjoy my job even more!

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I work (and specifically do what I do) because I find meaning in moving physically, adding humor, and bringing joy to others!

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I currently work at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. Like many others here, I classify myself as a 'helper'. It's so rewarding to help people feel good and feel good about themselves and that's really what I want to do with my life in general, both personally and professionally. The position I'm in now gives me the great opportunity to do that.

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I work because I love what I do. As a librarian, I connect people to information, which can impact patient care. It's challenging and everyday is different!

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Tobacco use causes more than 7 million deaths a year worldwide. Most families, including mine, have lost someone to tobacco-related disease. Making cessation support more broadly available can help avoid many of these deaths.
I manage Global Bridges, a grant-funded international network of health care professionals around the world who are passionate about this issue. Since 2010, this program, which is based at Mayo Clinic, has reached tens of thousands of health care professionals with training programs to help them provide more comprehensive cessation support for their patients who use tobacco. I am extremely motivated by the success stories we hear from our colleagues around the world – and by the way network members have shared their learning with each other to improve the overall quality of care.
The people I have the privilege to work with through this program are absolutely world-class. While the network spans the globe, our members are in constant contact to support and inspire each other.

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Why I like my work at Mayo Clinic – carrying on our roots and how our clinic was founded and carrying on the legacy of the needs of the patient come first. This is such a powerful statement and really resonates with me as an employee. I have worked in several different roles within Mayo and I have this motto at the back of my head in all my actions. What can we do to make the patient experience better and improve on those patients we don't give that standard of care they expect from coming to see us. Now, I am out in the Mayo Clinic Health System and I speak passionately about my time as a Mayo Clinic employee with my colleagues out here who still have their doubts. I love all my co-workers and feel we hire awesome individuals and provide great services throughout…that is my why!

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WHY work: I have a passion for helping people. Coming to work everyday and knowing that I am making a difference in someone's life, makes it all worth it.

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Why work? As an RN in the hospice department my work gives me a greater sense of community and allows me to be a part of very intimate times in families lives. My work is rewarding and I am always learning and evolving because of it.

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My why is to provide compassionate care to patient and families and to help them find meaning and hope.

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Why I work? Because I love working with the patients. If I can put a smile on a patients face, I have succeed in my job.

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