13 January 2020

The Museum at the End of the World: 2001, An Organizational Culture Odyssey (members-only content, subscribe below!)

In the first issue of The Museum at the End of the World, a members-only newsletter for Museum Human subscribers, look at 2001: A Space Odyssey—for the meetings. Subscribe below to mix some speculative investigations with your museum org culture.

05 January 2020

Will TED Talks or Tough Talk Lead to Better Org Culture in Museums?

Two simultaneous museum conferences, on opposite sides of the country, highlighted two different approaches to fixing what's wrong with museums.

03 November 2019

The Not-So-Fine Art of Being Wrong in Museums

Changing your mind? Open to opinions? The museum field doesn't seem to value I-don't-know-it-alls.

11 August 2019

The Burnout Dilemma

Is burnout in the museum field something particular to the sector, or just another expression of the rotten Matrix? And which do we tackle first?

04 August 2019

Hey, Cultural Sector, Agile This

We overuse the term Agile in the organizational lexicon. A recent workshop explored a people-centered path to agile workplaces in the cultural sector.

28 July 2019

Museums and the Paradox of Learning

Museums, teach your people well … Learning must be a key supporting mindset of a cultural sector workplace.

30 June 2019

Who Decides Who Gets to "Fix" Tech?

Technologists, especially some who were responsible for the rise of surveillance capitalist behemoths, are declaring technology broken and proposing humanist solutions. What could be wrong with that? And what does this mean for museums?

23 June 2019

How Zero is Your Inbox?

And, ultimately, who cares? The problem with email isn't the size of your inbox but the culture of scarcity in our workplaces.

15 June 2019

Museum Human: A (Re-)Introduction

I'm changing this site's title from my name to something more … human. Call it a first exercise in de-centering.

18 May 2019

One peer mentoring door closes, but others are already open …

After two years, the #MCNergy peer mentoring sessions at the Museum Computer Network's annual conference are ending, and that's a good thing.

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