Developing Motivated Cultures: Six Simple Factors That Shape Your Organization

Date(s) - 11/11/2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lake Wales Public Library



This workshop is presented as part of the Lake Wales Public Library Staff day – and you’re invited!

Every good organization has a strategic plan. However, the success of that plan is highly dependent on your organization’s culture. A strong culture motivates employees to work harder and find ways past obstacles. A weak culture leads to inertia and failure. So how can culture be developed and shaped to increase everyone’s motivation?

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • A specific definition of culture, how it shapes an organization, and a way to measure it
  • The six direct and indirect factors that determine the level of motivation
  • How a group of cultural firewatchers can shape your culture
  • Strategies to grow a strong culture and keep it thriving

Doug Crane began his library career with the Toronto Public Library System, before moving to Florida and join the Palm Beach County Library System as a children’s librarian in 1998. He then served as the Electronic Resources Coordinator, a Branch Manager, and the Director of Branch Services. He was appointed Library Director in 2014 and under his direction the System has won numerous awards including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award.

Doug was recruited by the Public Library Association for their first podcast in 2015. He is the author of the articles, “May I Ask You a Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries, “Overcoming the Email Blues” in the December 2017 issue of Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association, “Efficient Librarianship – A New Path for the Profession” in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Public Libraries, and “Go For It! Advice From Library Directors” in the May/June 2019 issue of Public Libraries.

He currently serves on the State Library Council of Florida as Past Chair and is Past President of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN). In his spare time, he blogs about office productivity and efficiency practices, admires his collection of Doctor Who sonic screwdrivers, and relaxes at home with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.


Registrations are closed for this event.