Why Do Things That Seem So Simple End Up Being So Difficult?

Adaptistration People 026You copy some text from one document and try to paste it into another. It seems like such a simple task but far too often, it can turn into a frustrating time suck; especially when you’re trying to paste that copy into an online publishing platform for your website.

Fortunately, there are some tools you can use to make things easier. I published an article covering tools you can use for dealing with pdf files and an easy to miss template inside Microsoft Word that was designed to make the copy/paste process to an online publishing platform as easy as possible.

Read the article at ArtsHacker.com

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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