Missoula Children's Theater Case Study

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Organizational culture within an agency can make or break you. Whether it be a public, private, or nonprofit entity – culture can drastically affect every aspect of the organization. Culture does not pick-and-choose programs or people; culture is a part of every position and program from the very top to the bottom. There are a plethora of reasons why managers should play close attention to the culture they are trying to implement. Organizations, after all, are organic entities run by people. People are idiosyncratic, sometimes emotional, but often times rational beings that many social psychologists would argue are largely only looking after themselves. However, developing strategies for improving organizational culture can be a powerful tool…show more content…
They have been a staple within the Missoula community for decades and have evolved into quite a large organization with over 120 full-time employees. MCT has many different programs that target specific demographics (e.g. elementary school, high school, college-bound). The reason I chose to commit to a nonprofit instead of a public agency is I wanted a challenge. It would appear that nonprofit organizational culture would overall be better off than its public counterparts. This is because nonprofits operate under within the context that they are doing “good for the community” without being forced to – primarily everyone is there for a reason not just a job. I believe this is somewhat of a misconception. I think there is much organizational culture work to be done within nonprofits and I fear that some might become complacent if they ignore efforts to improve their…show more content…
For a typical 6-week summer program it costs the student $3,600. It is extremely important that the manager of this program connect these costs to the primary commitment of the program – which is to teach all three theatrical disciplines. This ultimately means retaining the appropriate instructors that fill all three disciplines as well as maintaining and updating the curriculum based on industry needs and standards. MCT’s Next Step Prep operates under MCT’s Managing Director Gregory Boris who staffs the instructors for the program, implements the curriculum, and provides counseling for students looking to continue their theatre education at the collegiate level. The program employs 3 instructors that each have their own specialty (dance, singing, or acting) as well as administrative positions and accompanists. The Context & The Environment MCT operates as a 501(c)(3) organization which means donations are tax-deductible and MCT is not formally accountable to anyone but their own bylaws. MCT is a unique regional nonprofit powerhouse that operates in a market that is not saturated within the state of Montana so there are bountiful opportunities for expansion for a broader reach across the region. In fact, MCT has an international operation that conducts theatrical productions across the globe. Proposed Cultural

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