Even More Data On Required Vaccination Policies

Pew Research Center has recently published data on the public’s comfort level in engaging in certain activities during the pandemic and whether they would favor showing proof of vaccination (h/t Ceci Dadisman).  Spoiler: most of the adults they polled favor vaccination requirements for live concert events.

The report isn’t focused exclusively on live concert events and covers a broad range of activity influenced by vaccination status. But that doesn’t make it any less useful when determining your organization’s policy.

In addition to the Performing Arts Org Vax Policy Database, the President’s appeal, and now Pew’s research, organizations have no shortage of good reasons to roll out vaccination requirements for all stakeholders.

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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