Stagnating public subsidies, rising personnel costs and higher visitor demands are the main drivers for organisational change in many cultural institutions. Cultural managers today face similar challenges across all sectors. The necessary development of competence, e.g. in the areas of IT, referrals or sponsoring and fundraising, can take place in only a few institutions in addition to the existing staff. The importance of identifying organisational optimisation potential is correspondingly high.
Detailed analyses for an optimised organisation
Duplicate structures, inefficient processes and management desiderata can be identified through detailed analyses of the organisational structure and processes. Systematic personnel requirement measurements and benchmark comparisons have proven their worth in determining the effectively requisite employees and resources, with data from over 250 projects being used. The choice of the operating and utilisation model as well as the appropriate legal form are also essential for a modern organisation - aspects that are usually taken into account too late in optimisation processes.
Fusion and development of new organisational structure
Special demands on organisational structures and processes are linked to the founding and merger of cultural institutions. Deficits in planning can lead to shortages and financial bottlenecks in the mid and long term, which can later only be adjusted with considerable effort. Since 2005, we have been developing customised and proven operating and organisational models for all types of cultural institutions.
Employees of cultural institutions identify particularly well with their houses. It is therefore important in the context of an organisational investigation to inform employees at an early stage and to involve them in the process in order to achieve good results and a high level of acceptance of the results within the organisation. Talk to us – we will be happy to discuss with you the possibilities of further developing your organisation.
actori has identified economic optimisation opportunities for the administrations of eight cultural and educational institutions of the City of Bochum.
The "Historical Heritage" bureau in Hessen was analysed within the framework of an organisational study for personnel requirements and other optimisations.
actori supported the City of Cologne with respect to operational effects of the redevelopment of its stage operations and organisational issues.
The Stiftung Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace has commissioned actori to develop and evaluate governance models for the future operation of the Humboldt Forum.
For the Haus der Kunst actori has carried out a comprehensive organisational survey and analysed and evaluated governance structures and legal form options.
For the Jenaer Philharmonie actori conducted an organisational study of the orchestra in the context of the municipal enterprise JenaKultur.