UW-Madison Mock Negotiation Reflections Part 2

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Continuing where things left off in Part 1, the MBA students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration program were serving as the orchestra musician negotiation committee in a mock collective bargaining agreement negotiation. After receiving some very bad news about their fictional orchestra’s financial conditions and a subsequent initial proposal from the management to reduce overall expenditures by 35%, the students on the negotiating committee refused to …

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UW-Madison Mock Negotiation Reflections Part 1

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There’s nothing quite like looking at the business from a different perspective. Even more stimulating is when those perspectives come to you from unexpected sources. Such was the case with the mock orchestra collective bargaining agreement negotiations I conducted with the MBA students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration program… Regular Adaptistration readers might remember that I conducted a similar exercise with students from Eastman School of …

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[Rain + Construction] x Rush Hour Traffic = No Blog

My sincere apologies to those of you stopping by today to read about the events from the mock orchestra negotiation with the students from UM-Madison. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to release a deluge of rain along most of my drive back to Chicago. That, combined with some construction along I-90, slowed me down enough to put me in the thick of Chicago rush hour traffic. As such, what should have been …

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Mock Reality

I had a wonderful time working with the MBA students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration program. Having the future managers assume the role of orchestra musicians in a mock collective bargaining agreement negotiation produced some fascinating results…

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Heading North

As they say in Chicago, I’m heading behind the “Cheddar Curtain*” today to serve as a guest lecturer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration, Arts Administration Seminar. I’m having the class of MBA candidates participate in a mock orchestra collective bargaining agreement negotiation but instead of having these future arts managers bargain from the perspective of management, they’ll be taking on the role of the musicians…

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