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.

30 October 2017

Can the Museum Workplace Be More Human?

Two intense, long, emotional days at the personal-authenticity-and-development end of the organizational culture spectrum.

04 March 2017

Mindfulness is a Terrible Thing for Museums to Waste

Workplaces are only getting busier. How do museum workers find time to think?

27 December 2016

A Year of Shattered Expectations

I started writing a year-end blog post several times, but it felt weird and delusional, like I was ignoring the approaching giant planet ready to destroy the Earth.

19 November 2016

Museums in an Age of Despair

If you work in a museum, the title of this post is a no-brainer, but it is also part of the problem.

04 June 2016

Can Museums be "Developmental Organizations"?: An interview with Dara Blumenthal

Dara Blumenthal isn't just diagnosing process problems in today's workplaces. She discusses the very way in which people are viewed—and view themselves—at work and in society.

01 May 2016

Just what are we trying to "disrupt" anyway?

So we're all supposed to disrupt something, that much is clear. Just what that thing is, isn't clear, but it's not supposed to matter. And what does this mean for museums?

29 March 2016

Links of the Week (3/30/16)

Links from the week of March 30, 2016, featuring articles on community, transparency, and empathy.

28 February 2016

Discuss: Empathy and Talia Jane

Museum workers are now on the internet discussing making a living wage … once upon a time, the digital media sector was having that very conversation.

19 February 2016

Discuss (2/19/16): Empathy in the Workplace

Is empathy the answer to the host of problems accompanying fast-paced organizational change? And what it might mean for museums.

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