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Engaging Employees Through the Arts is Good Business
Apr 14, 2016 0 Comments
Americans for the Arts knows that engaging business employees through volunteerism and the arts is key to fostering a desirable work environment, increasing efficiency and morale, and doing good in the community. For arts groups...
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Planning a Meeting? Don’t forget the Art!
Mar 23, 2016 0 Comments
Expectations are changing in the world of corporate meetings. Nearly two-thirds of the meeting planners polled in Successful Meetings’ 2016 Trends Survey said the ‘need to create a compelling meeting experience for attendees’...
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New Essay on Engaging Employees Through Art Partnerships
Mar 08, 2016 0 Comments
In 2014, a Society of Human Resource Management study found that employees in the United States remain only moderately tuned in at work. Gallup took this a step further, reporting that we’re in the midst of an “employee engagement...
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Recruitment & Retention’s Secret Weapon
Feb 25, 2016 0 Comments
What keeps CEOs up at night? According to new research by The Conference Board, failure to attract and retain talent is at the top of the list, and innovation isn’t far behind. In December 2015, voluntary quits rose to nearly...
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The Art of the Startup
Feb 23, 2016 0 Comments
For America’s startups, employee creativity is a crucial ingredient for success. It not only fuels product development; it also helps build relationships. An article on Chicago Inno tells the story of a collaboration between...
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Arts at Work
Jan 13, 2016 0 Comments
The Washington Post recently reported on a new study by researchers at Harvard and Stanford that ‘connects unhealthy workplaces with national inequality,’ quantifying how many years your stressful workplace may be shaving off...
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6 Ways the Arts Can Help Your Business Thrive in 2016
Jan 05, 2016 0 Comments
Foster Critical Thinking & Innovation Did you know that GE has a new division called FirstBuild (a 2015 BCA 10 honoree) that brings artists into the factory to help create the next generation of appliances? Or that litigation...
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Arts & Business Partnerships in Delaware
Dec 28, 2015 0 Comments
In an op-ed in the Delaware News Journal on December 3, 2015, John Shipman, executive director of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA), discusses the value of breaking the old partnership model, which he claims...
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What’s Trending: Attracting & Engaging Creative Talent with Art in the Workplace
Nov 13, 2015 0 Comments
According to an article published by Fast Company, some of America’s most desirable companies for prospective employees share a creative culture enhanced by art as a common dominator. This culture attracts creative candidates...
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The Art of Corporate Storytelling
Nov 09, 2015 0 Comments
The average American is exposed to thousands of brand messages each day, from traditional advertising to product packaging in supermarkets. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by information overload. So how can businesses cut through...
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Spotlight on Arts & Business Partnerships in Chicago
Jun 22, 2015 0 Comments
The worlds of arts and business came together on June 13 during Americans for the Arts’ Annual Convention Chicago, when three leaders from the local community came together for a session to discuss best practices in forming mutually...
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Giving in Numbers: A Preview of the 2015 Engagement Survey
Jun 10, 2015 0 Comments
CECP, in association with The Conference Board, has released a brief of the 2015 Giving in Numbers, the most complete annual survey of corporate societal engagement. The full results will be released in autumn 2015 and will reflect...
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Bank of America Creates Treasure from Trash
May 27, 2015 0 Comments
As a part of Bank of America’s Recycle Now campaign, a new global engagement initiative that uses art to educate and inspire Bank of America’s employees to recycle at work, the company recently partnered with chashama, a New...
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Biotech Bands Battle it out in Boston
May 26, 2015 0 Comments
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the third annual Battle of the Biotech Bands, hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Boston, took place at Boston’s Royale Nightclub. Described as a fun, community-driven, networking event, Battle...
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