organizational culture

Teamwork makes the dream work

Some more open than others. Some with multiple communities inside of one another. Some where…

Failure is an Option?

When conducting recent audience research with colleagues last year, we were stricken to hear from…

Failure… without Platitudes

We talk about the positive consequences of failure as though they are naturally occurring, like your idea blows up in your face and you are suddenly imbued with insight and a blueprint for future success. It just doesn’t happen that way.

Seeking wellness in the workplace? Have an impromptu Taylor Swift jam session.

Within only a few weeks of working at NAS, I’d taken notice to some pretty…

Getting Unstuck: Developing Skills to Climb the Leadership Ladder

Many great thinkers in our field have discussed the complexity of talent development and succession…

Building Cultures of Innovation, Embracing Change and Becoming More Foxy

Editor’s note:  As part of our online discussion around The Summit at Sundance, we have invited…

Developing Transformative Employees and Systems

Editor’s note: Over the next two weeks, we’ll feature posts around the final convening of…

How do you re-engineer a cultural institution with a long history and numerous stakeholders?

Brian Ferriso, the Marilyn H. & Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Director of the Portland Art Museum, talks about how incremental changes over time have built a sustainable and vibrant path for the Portland Art Museum.

How should organizations approach teamwork?

Surry Scheerer, executive coach and lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Ford School of Public Policy, suggests that leaders and their organizations take a more mindful approach to building and supporting teams.

Avoiding Brain Freeze: Wellness in the Workplace

Working in the arts can be extremely stressful. Coordinating exhibits, performances and openings takes much…

Change at Work: The NAS Wellness Challenge

No alcohol for 30 days! Daily workouts! Low carb from now on! It’s a new…

Using a Hackathon to Foster a More Open and Innovative Organizational Culture

In 2012, The Walters Art Musuem hosted an event that invited the technology and creative communities to work together to build programs and applications inspired by art or to address specific challenges faced by museums. The event gave them some concrete ideas for programs and applications but it also gave them a new way to approach their work.

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