Surprise! Non-profit employees are unhappy at work. If you are the change agent in your organization, download this free report from Quantum Workplace. It has some great statistics you can use to plead your case to the higher-ups as well as some strategies to employ. Read more →
Category: Workplace culture
Are museum workers stuck in a passive-aggressive cycle?
Once, when I was unhappy at work, I was given this memorable piece of advice: “Just keep your head down and do your job.” I was told to stay out of office politics, let issues go without fighting them, and focus on getting some job success under my belt. I found out that’s easier said than done, but I still passed that… Read more →
Positive workplace culture in Hawaiian museums? Please help!
Hi everyone, I have the fortune of traveling to Oahu in January. I’d like to talk to some museum employees about workplace culture–good and bad! Do you know of anyone working in museums there? All conversations will be confidential unless otherwise specified. Thanks! Email me at marieke.vandamme [at] gmail.com. Read more →
Sept. 2 – From the survey
If something about your workplace culture was improved, how would this change the way that you work, both in the short and long term? Short term it would help me with some of my own poor work habits as an employee. For example, I will be the first to admit I struggle with time management at times (in fact filling… Read more →
Aug 27 – From the survey
A constant refrain in discussions with my coworkers is “It doesn’t have to be like this.” I work in fundraising, so our department’s success is fairly quantifiable. And yet despite surpassing funding goals, on a leaner shop than in years past, morale is poor. Internal communication from our manager is limited, and staff feel like we’re not given the information… Read more →
Aug 26 – From the survey
If you have a concern at work, who do you feel comfortable talking about it with? Why? I have a great working relationship with a good many colleagues and many Board members. There is a group of us who share the same concerns regarding culture, and the lack of equal expectations and favoritism for a few folks/departments. Many Board members… Read more →
Field trip to Genuine Interactive
One of our colleagues answered the survey question “Are there any for-profit/corporate organizations that you think have great workplace cultures?” with a company called Genuine Interactive. Since they are based here in Boston, I had to check them out. I visited their offices last Friday with Chris Pape, Executive Creative Director/Founder. Here’s a handout that greeted me at the welcome… Read more →
July 31 – Today’s survey response quote:
I love my job and know that the museum could do such amazing things. But the workplace culture is horrible and the upper administration has no interest in changing that. They just believe in working people to the bone until they quit. Read more →
Does your boss want you to have more fun at work?
I recently asked my Facebook friends to tell me the name of their employer’s in-house group dedicated to making work more fun. Here’s what I heard from friends who work at for-profits: The last place I worked had the BEST workplace culture… It was usually the “Marketing Team” who organized the parties, outings, etc. But sometimes specific committees were created. “Make… Read more →