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Issue 170: Working with Libraries , Issue 170: Making Arts Buildings Pay

  • Working with Libraries, Making Arts Buildings Pay

    19 May 2008

    Arts organisations should be aiming high ? but this can only happen if managers take the excellence agenda on board, says Howard Raynor.

    Telling people they have done an excellent job when they have done something perfectly ordinary is the new way of ensuring we don’t actually aim very high. I have been working with organisations in the last two months where the aim is to achieve a new level of performance, and to pull off this rather demanding goal we needed to go back to some basics which are probably worth sharing. Nowadays we tend to have a set of well-intended but ultimately numbing induction and training options that... more

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