Strategic Change: Working with Directors & Boards

Professional Forum
Sebastian Chan, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Australia, Timothy Hart, Museums Victoria, Australia, Nancy Proctor, MuseWeb Foundation, USA, Carolyn Royston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, USA

Apparently in the business world “digital is now firmly in the C-suite” but the reality of digital transformation work is that it is both a bottom-up and top-down challenge. As a sector we have been quick to focus on the bottom-up through a focus on building skills and running internal staff sessions introducing new digital practices, but we’ve also found that there are limits to this. When your Director and Board is uncomfortable there will be a limit to the scale and potential of any such organisational transformation. In this Professional Forum, several seasoned practitioners will talk about their approaches to working with the complexities of Boards and Directors whose reputations have been forged pre-Internet.