How a supportive workplace improves team retention

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Journey for Teams: Medical professionals

Has your organization considered the connection between workplace culture and employee retention? A new learning module released this month by Journey for Teams helps to connect the dots.

The Art of Retention explores how a positive organizational culture—one that engages, listens, and responds to team members—can maximize employee satisfaction. This 15-minute module delves into actionable ways we can improve our workplace environments to make our existing employees feel welcome and supported. For example:

  • Conduct stay interviews, and develop individual development plans for every team member. 
  • Promote the development of employee resource groups.
  • Recognize that organizational culture and employee experience are deciding factors in retention.

Like all Journey for Teams modules, The Art of Retention includes a short video and supporting documents that help you define a personalized path forward for yourself and your own organization. 

Explore the art of retention now in learning module 6 on the Journey for Teams website.

ICYMI: Catch up on previous topics

Journey for Teams releases a new learning module every month, exploring topics to deepen our understanding of and support for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our workplaces. The program was developed by the AVMA in partnership with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives.
Visit to learn more and catch up on earlier educational modules on these topics:

  • Power of diversity
  • Unconscious bias 
  • Psychological safety
  • Microaggressions
  • Brave spaces

Expand your role; Become a navigator

Journey for Teams works best for groups when there is a workplace advocate—a navigator—committed to downloading content, organizing meetings, and facilitating discussion. With each educational module, Journey for Teams provides dedicated resources to support navigators. Learn more about this important role

Journey for Teams, developed by the AVMA in collaboration with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives, is generously supported by many industry partners.

Collaborating partners: AVMA/AAVMC Commission for a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Veterinary Profession; National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America; Veterinary Hospital Managers Association

Educational partners—Trailblazers: Boehringer Ingelheim; Mars Veterinary Health; Nationwide; NAVC; National Veterinary Associates; Petco; Viticus Group; Zoetis

Educational partners—Adventurers:  CareCredit; Hill's Pet Nutrition; Merck Animal Health; Suveto


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