Midwestern Contemporary Art Essay
Case 16 – Midwestern Contemporary Art
P T Barnum
September 25, 2013
This case begins with a couple named Peter and Catherine Smith. The Smith’s began collecting art in the late 1960’s after Catherine had an unexpected recovery from cerebral vascular spasms because it was one of Catherine’s life- long dreams. By June of 1981, the Smith’s art collection had grown so much that they were contacted by the MCA and Peter was invited to be a member of the board of trustees. In order to be a member of the board, you are asked to donate $10,000.00 to the MCA. Peter was elected to be the chairman of the board by 1989.
The MCA is a foundation that specializes in contemporary art and strives to be …show more content…
Was Peter Smith micromanaging Keith Schmidt?
In an article written by E. Kong, micromanaging can be defined as a manager needing to know and be involved in every detail of an employee’s job function and projects. An effective manager, whether it is profit or non-profit, should be involved with their subordinates projects to a certain point and should be aware of the projects strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats (SWOT) (Kong, 2008). Kong also goes on to state that effective management in the non-profit