[Wikimedia-l] World Mime Day Wiki edit-a-thon

2016-03-04 Thread Ivana Madžarević
Hi everyone, I'm Ivana Madžarević, Project and Community Manager of Wikimedia Serbia . I'm reaching out to you hoping that you will join organizing World Mime Day Wiki edit-a-thon. It's an

[Wikimedia-l] Leadership changes for Talent, Culture, and Team Practices

2016-03-04 Thread Geoff Brigham
Hi everyone, I’m writing to let you know that our VP of Human Resources, Boryana Dineva, has decided to move on. Boryana joined the Wikimedia Foundation last fall and quickly began working with the HR team to build a recruiting team, hire a learning and development lead, support the creation of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership changes for Talent, Culture, and Team Practices

2016-03-04 Thread Nathan
Hi Geoff, Would it be wildly wrong to infer from this message that you are assisting the WMF by taking on some or all of the duties of the ED? ~Nathan On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:05 PM, Geoff Brigham wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I’m writing to let you know that our VP of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread MZMcBride
Alice Wiegand wrote: >We know that our C-level team is doing a great job in managing the >day-to-day-operations and they all have a deep understandning of our >culture, challenges and needs. Who, if not them, knows better what is best >for the organization in this moment. The Board is not best

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread Brion Vibber
There's less weakness in admitting a failure honestly, retreating and regrouping, than in powering through when knowing oneself unprepared. -- brion On Mar 4, 2016 7:07 PM, "MZMcBride" wrote: > Alice Wiegand wrote: > >We know that our C-level team is doing a great job in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread Craig Franklin
As much as I agree Geoff would probably do a wonderful job, I'm not sure that as a movement we want him away from the excellent job he's doing in the Legal team for too long. Call me cynical, but I expect that the term of the interim ED will turn out to be lengthy. Any number of people would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread James Heilman
Thank you Alice I support that as a reasonable way forwards. Agree we have some great C-levels. James On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 7:14 PM, Alice Wiegand wrote: > Hi all, > short update, as announced by Patricio: > > Our organization needs stability, it needs a chance to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread Alice Wiegand
Hi all, short update, as announced by Patricio: Our organization needs stability, it needs a chance to rest for a moment and to move on with the things that matter at the same time. That’s why the Board is aiming for a quick decision about the interim ED. If you want to make a difference you

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Draft Strategy

2016-03-04 Thread James Alexander
Hi all, The draft Wikimedia Foundation strategy is now posted on Meta for your feedback and comments[1]. This stage of feedback will be open between now and March 18, 2016. Please note that WMF Staff will not be able to start

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread Brion Vibber
Alice, thanks for the update. I'm broadly hopeful; delegating with your staff's C level team is an excellent step I very much like to see happening. I would very much like to make sure that communications lines open further between the board and their C levels and below, and that those continue

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread Sydney Poore
Thank you, Alice, for the update. As you say, the the C-level staff are in a good position to develop a transition plan based on their well informed knowledge of the organization. I'm looking forward to hearing their recommendation and the Boards announcement. Everyone have a great weekend.