Who Are You? 2013

It has been two years since the last Adaptistration reader survey; as such, it is high time to find out more about you. The last survey was enormously helpful in guiding Adaptistration’s content and overall direction and I’m sure this survey will be no different. In order to facilitate participation, the survey is designed to be quick and easy, it should only take a few minutes to complete and will work on desktop …

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Celebrating A Decade Of Meaningful Culture Blogging

2003 was an eventful year; the Department of Homeland Security officially began operations, Gulf War II started, Google launches AdSense, the Mozilla Foundation is formed, MySpace is launched, the Space Shuttle Columbia is destroyed on re-entry, the Concord makes its final commercial flight, Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor of California, Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy becomes the first person indicted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (he was eventually acquitted), and Adaptistration launched …

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The Value Of Continuity In The Post-Downturn Workplace

Discovery never gets old and one of the real joys in any career is when little ideas turn out to have significant impact. In this instance, discovery came to light in the wake of an existing problem in the field that was exacerbated by the economic downturn: staff turnover. It is no secret that turnover can have a debilitating impact on an organization’s capacity to develop each department’s respective efficiency. Ideally, …

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The Curious Case Of Carlos’ Compensation


There’s an intriguing discussion brewing in Portland, OR where Oregon Arts Watch executive editor, Barry Johnson, ran into a brick wall while attempting to verify the annual compensation for Oregon Symphony music director Carlos Kalmar. It started with an article by Johnson on 10/29/2013 that reported on the conductor’s contract being extended through June, 2018 which also referenced a corresponding compensation figure from Adaptistration’s 2013 Compensation Reports. According to Johnson, the …

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