Hi friends, It’s the second year of my (unscientific) worker engagement study. Will you help by taking the survey? I want to track museum worker engagement year to year, over time. Last year was rough on many of us working in the field, and 2017 hasn’t exactly gotten off to a great start. How are YOU handling it all?… Read more →
Category: Joyful Museums survey
Thanks for your input on the 2016 museum worker engagement survey! Results will be debuted at the AAM conference, then posted here soon thereafter. Here’s a taste. Good luck with those resumes! Read more →
Still no Idaho.
The amount of time I’ve spent in Idaho you’d think I’d know some museum colleagues there. But I don’t! Do you? Please have them take the 2016 survey! Read more →
How do I reach colleagues in these states?
Great feedback coming in from you all on the 2106 museum worker engagement survey. I’m still missing voices from the following states. Anyone know how to reach these folks? Alabama Idaho Kentucky Mississippi New Mexico Meanwhile, California turned out in great numbers. Thanks to all who participated! Read more →
Survey results trickling in!
Thanks for taking my survey, friends. Especially you guys in Massachusetts and California! I’m concerned about our colleagues in West Virginia and Kentucky– I haven’t heard from them. Anyone know how to reach them? More soon. Until then, enjoy these quotes! Is there anything else you would like to share about your workplace environment? The more I read into… Read more →
Link to the Joyful Museums article
Here’s my article on the Joyful Museums project, recently published in the New England Museum Association’s magazine, Museums Now. Read more →
Thanks for a great year!
Friends and colleagues, What began as a hunch turned into a fun and meaningful project in 2014. Thank you to everyone who provided support as I launched Joyful Museums this summer! As the year draws to an end, I plan to close my survey. The project, however, is just getting started. In the New Year I’ll be working more on beefing up the… Read more →
It’s Thanksgiving. Be nice.
In my survey I asked, “What would make your workplace culture better?” 61% of respondents said “A culture of appreciation.” I hope that in the spirit of Thanksgiving you spent the week writing thank you notes and falling asleep counting your blessings. But, if you didn’t, here’s a link to a page with links to more pages of ideas of how… Read more →
Oct. 25 – From the survey
Tell me about a great moment at work, when you felt happy, proud, or joyful. This could be either an individual moment or a shared one with your team. The past two years I have been supervising a wonderful student and mentored her in producing an exhibit. The opening of that exhibition was a real joy — I was… Read more →
Oct. 23 – 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? If my boss behaved better — showed appreciation for my work, didn’t constantly interrupt me with nonsense that has nothing to do with work, wasn’t rude and inconsiderate — I wouldn’t dread going to work… Read more →