01 March 2022

AOC, Rock Stars, and Leaderless Movements in Museum Orgs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a star, but the rock star system isn't helping politics—or museums.

18 February 2022

Links of the Week: February 18, 2022: Org Culture War

The org culture war in museums isn't just new vs old, but changing into the new or changing back into the old.

11 February 2022

Links of the Week: February 11, 2022: Let This Be Your Last Fake News

All the news that isn't can come from anywhere.

25 January 2022

Study Hall: The Org Culture of Self-Examination in Museums

Museum-field studies are interesting, but does institutional org culture prevent real learning?

02 November 2021

Museum Disruption Revisited (and Dismantling Visited)

Can museum workers really down bring their own system?

03 August 2021

What Is "Org Culture" in Museums, Anyway?

Defining organizational culture in cultural organizations can be difficult, which is both its challenge and its potential.

06 July 2021

What Kind of Museum Leaders Do We Want?

Do museums need different leaders or different ideas about museum leadership?

18 May 2021

TMPR for Museum Workers, Part 4: Resources

This four-part series ends with Resources—can museums move past scarcity to abundance for their workers and orgs?

13 May 2021

Links of the Week: May 13, 2021: Ace off Base

What does the internal turmoil at a small software company have to do with museum org culture? Read on.

20 April 2021

Museum Org Culture Is Causing a Mental Health Crisis

Museums make mental health resources available to workers but ignore how their own org culture contributes to the problem.

16 April 2021

Museums Can't End Projects Without a Map

Museums have no problem starting new work. Why is ending old work so difficult to get right?

09 April 2021

Last Exit to Interview

Can museums do better with exit interviews? An immodest proposal.

02 April 2021

Deaccessioning and Museum Organizational Culture

What does the deaccessioning controversy reveal about the place of museum workers in the organization?

26 March 2021

Busyness, Revisited

The cult of busyness is the museum field's daily expression of weaponized and exploited time.

23 February 2021

How to Make Museum Work Flexible, not Fauxible

Flexible work is not just schedules and policies. It's roles, skills, mindsets, and more. Otherwise it's fake flexibility: fauxibility.