[thechat] discussion question: corporate vs nonprofit sectors

Erika ekm at seastorm.com
Sat Sep 22 14:18:17 CDT 2007

How is academia "totally different" than the nonprofit sector?



Roger Austin wrote:
> Erika wrote:
>> Who is more cut-throat, the academic/nonprofit sector or the corporate 
>> sector?  I mean, in particular within an organization.  And why?
>  There are a lot of subgroups within the sector so it is tough to
> have an opinion. I have seen non-profits that were more profit
> driven than the corporate world. Academia is totally different than
> non-profit from my view so I wouldn't put them in the same sector.
>  There are as many answers as organizations. Also, the organizations
> can change quickly when new management is installed or the mixture
> of people changes. I can only speak to my little area of the world,
> but it looks like everyone is a free-agent these days. Even
> department to department in the same organization can be different
> in culture.
>  If you find a good organization, enjoy it. It could change tomorrow.

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