5 Things That Are Everyone’s Job in Cultural Organisations

A great post by Colleen Dilenschneider highlighting the importance of cross-departmental collaboration for developing audiences: www.colleendilen.com/2019/08/28/stepping-out-of-the-silos-5-things-that-are-everyones-job-in-cultural-organizations/

4 trends to keep in mind if you want to develop and sustain new audiences

Do you want to develop and sustain new audiences? Then cross-functional collaboration is essential.

Here is a great post from Know-your-own-Bone about it:

4 Trends That Cannot Be Delegated To Departments Within Cultural Organizations

These trends are:

1) Integrating market research is not up to the Marketing Department

2) Achieving diversity and inclusion is not up to the Human Resources Department

3) Underscoring your mission is not the sole responsibility of the Education or Programs Departments

4) Securing philanthropic support cannot be achieved solely by the Development or Membership Departments

I am sure you can name more examples – leave a comment if you have any thoughts.

The silo mentality – as prevalent now as in the 80s?

We might be tired of the term (I can see eyes rolling…), but it seems that the multitude of communication tools hasn’t fundamentally changed the issue. And arts organisations (at least the bigger ones) are as guilty as business.

Here is a related cartoon by the Marketoonist and an HBR article that suggest to revive the GE Work-out process to overcome the silos.