Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

14 Reasons Why Your Employees Don’t Care

I thought this would be a good article because as future arts managers, we will be leading people (and teams) to successfully uphold the mission and vision of our organization through our respective departments. We have to make sure that we are effective and efficient in our positions as well as create a team-oriented culture. These are the top “14 Reasons Why Your Employees Don’t Care“. We should do everything in our power to make sure we make our employees care by creating an environment where they are cared about! :-).


5 comments on “14 Reasons Why Your Employees Don’t Care

  1. lcrowley2014
    November 21, 2014

    This list must be Lencioni’s worst nightmare! But I agree with you Quanice, especially for arts organizations where a lot of staff is underpaid or volunteer, creating and environment with clear communication and making people feel valued can go a long way.

  2. torisharbaugh
    November 21, 2014

    I appreciate that this list includes #5, “Work is Not a Good Place to Be”. In today’s society, there is a connotation that work is just way to make money and build your resume. I would like to hope that most people could get out of bed every day and say “I’m so excited for work today. I love my job!”. But unfortunately, that is not always the case. I think a goal of arts managers should be to create an environment where people really feel inspired to work.

  3. Samantha Sobash
    November 21, 2014

    Most definitely #1. I think interdepartmental and overall staff communication is highly important to a functioning organization, but seriously the number of meetings have exceeded necessity and it just takes away the time capacity for people to get their work done efficiently. People are having to strategize too much about the time they must devote to several meetings in a day. How did this get so out of hand?

  4. hgenetos
    November 21, 2014

    I’m starting to lose faith in these lists these days. I have seen 14 things, 10 things. 7 things, 20 things. There are too many things out there that will make for the best employees, the worst office, the best environment. I think eventually it comes down to the golden rule, being a good person and learning to never treat people the way your worst, 2nd worst and 3rd worst boss ever treated you or their team. We should stop trying to fit the list and instead be genuine.

  5. zeniasimpson
    November 25, 2014

    @hgenetos for the win again! Though I love lists soooo much, its true: do unto others as you would like to be done to you. Have real-life, open communication and set boundaries with love. Oh, and more work-from-home and allow for flexible schedules (within reason), all things the lists says that I think for a *expletive* manager may need to really look at and consider.

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