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.

20 April 2018

We Made a Book!

Two of us self-styled change agents wrote a book about how to deal with change, and then how to deal yourself in.

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.

25 September 2017

Can Museums Listen to Responsiveness?

Museums are paying more attention to their workplace practices. Can "responsiveness" succeed where "employee engagement" hasn't?

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.

08 November 2016

Call It The Human League: Museum Computer Network 2016

MCN2016 was a great, positive, uplifting conference, and it happened—and election night doesn't change that. A commitment to real, impactful change was never more important.

27 June 2016

What We Talk about When We Talk about Silos

It turned out that our collective war on silos was a war on other people's silos.

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?

23 April 2016

How much organizational risk can a museum take?

We all want our museums to be more innovative, free-flowing, unstructured … right?

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