Today’s blog post is written by Kevin Patterson, Senior Account Executive, PatronManager.
Unless you have been living completely off the grid in some remote part of the world, you have no doubt heard all of the conversation and debate about the staff comings and goings-on at the White House. The current count, which is somewhere north of 40 staff firings, resignations or departures, are the most in modern U.S. Presidential history. Without taking a political side on whether all those changes were warranted or not, the whole situation has me thinking about how arts organizations and their employees engage in their work environment; and what prompts them to either stay engaged or leave.
Over the course of my career in the arts, both as an employee of an organization and as an executive, I’ve seen my fair share of staff changes. I’ve changed organizations myself. In a talk I heard years ago at a conference, it was suggested that there were three main reasons why good staff leave organizations. They leave the leader. They leave the mission. They leave the culture. Let’s take a closer look at each of these:Read the Article