What You Can Do

What You Can Do Today

  1. Print a poster from this website and post it in your workspace.
  2. Appreciate someone through our Appreciate page, thank them publicly, or do a go-around (appreciating the person to your left) at your next staff meeting.
  3. Suggest a staff meeting opening in which each person shares the principle that is most meaningful to him or her and why.


We focus on service

  1. Print and post the We focus on service poster and share it with your team.
  2. Learn more about asking the "Ultimate Question" to those you serve: “Would you recommend us to a friend?”
  3. Commit to “Wow” service by going “above and beyond” the next time you help someone. (And notice how good this feels!)

We are accountable to each other

  1. Print the "We are accountable to each other" poster for your workspace.
  2. Read this great, short article about Feedback that Works.
  3. Learn about the Strategic Management & Metrics Project, which will enable the entire campus to better measure effectiveness and progress towards our strategic goals.

We simplify

  1. Watch the "We simplify" video and share it with your team.
  2. Learn more about how to make organizations Simply Effective from Haas Business School Executive in Residence, Ron Ashkenas.
  3. Contact Delia Clark (dnclark@berkeley.edu or 510-642-5981) at Staff Learning and Development for help in mapping and simplifying your department’s processes.

We imagine and innovate

  1. Find sustainable solutions to reduce our energy use by visiting http://mypower.berkeley.edu.
  2. Take an intelligent risk and share your innovative idea with your manager.
  3. Read this great article on why innovation is not just about creativity.

We include and excel, together

For the next five months we’ll focus on one principle each month, giving us a chance to think through what each principle means in our own work, and highlighting people and teams who already exemplify that principle. In April, you can:

  1. Watch the “We include and excel, together” video and share it with your team.
  2. Check out our Recipients page to learn about Ruben Mejia, Facilities Manager for the College of Letters & Science. 
  3. Read a Case Study about how the organizers of the recent NOW career conference modeled the principle, "We include and excel, together."
  4. Sign up for a Multicultural Education Program workshop to find out how you can be an ally for equity, inclusion and diversity.
  5. Check out the Staff Ombuds Office trainings to help build respect, civility and collaboration in the workplace.
  6. Include different perspectives at your next meeting by encouraging those who haven’t spoke up to share their thoughts.
  7. Read an article about blasting siloes in higher education on our Articles page.