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?

28 November 2017

Is MCN now the Museum Change Network?

The Museum Computer Network 2017 conference was heavy on change, leadership, and navigating the org chart. Have we entered a "post-digital" era of "always be changing" in museum technology?

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?

16 January 2017

Keeping Ourselves Real in Our Museum Work

The workplace psychology movement of the week is a call for authenticity. Do museums have a particular office honesty problem?

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.

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.

03 August 2016

What We in Museums Talk about When We Talk about Diversity

Are museums ready for what a real commitment to diversity will entail?

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.

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