Workplace Culture – Let’s talk about it!

Shawn VanDerzielAlliance Labs, Featured0 Comments

Image of a large group of people in front of taxadermied elephants taken from above

Shawn VanDerziel is the Chief Human Resources Officer at The Field Museum. This is the first in a series we’ll be presenting that discusses the Field Museum’s staff culture and engagement initiative. Last year I attended a great session at the AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo on hiring and diversity. One of the panelists spoke about the need to assess … Read More

Measuring Impact in the Cultural Sector: Catching up with Harry Verwayen of Europeana

Liz NeelyExcellence, Featured0 Comments

Harry Verwayen. Deputy Director, Europeana

Though Washington D.C. didn’t get the worst of spring storm Stella, the weather promised just enough snow and ice to cause cancellations, delays, and low-level havoc on people’s schedules. Due to the impending weather, the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office had to postpone its 2017 Digitization Fair, a two-day deep dive into the issues of impact of digitization programs (keep an … Read More

AAM’s Organizational Culture: It’s About How We Work

Laura LottAlliance Labs, Featured1 Comment

AAM Group work at the Building Museum

Laura Lott, President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums Laura Lott, President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums I have always been a student of organizational culture – intrigued by how groups of people operate together and curious about how different leadership styles and management techniques can produce dramatically different outcomes from the same group of … Read More