Dear Wikimedia friends,
I am delighted to share the recommendations from our recent Governance
Review with you.
WMDE board and executive level staff initiated this process in spring
2014. Admitting that some organizational structures and processes had
not evolved along with the size and scope of Wikimedia Deutschland in
the first place was a crucial step for us. Getting an external
consulting firm to support us on the way towards shaping these
structures for the next decade was the other essential component. We
felt that sharing our experiences and these recommendations can be quite
valuable for other organizations as well. Therefore, we gladly follow
the example of WMUK to share our organizational knowledge for the
benefit of the movement.
The whole report was released last month. We have presented the main
insights at our General Assembly and are currently collecting feedback
on our members’ wiki. A translated version of the essential part of
the report, the recommendations, is now available on Meta in English.
At the moment, we are outlining ways to proceed with the
recommendations. While we share most of them, some need further
assessment. We have already implemented a few of them (like two year
board terms, restructuring of the board committees), some are processed
by different board committees and stakeholders and prepared for the next
general assembly and some need to go through a more thorough and
long-term approach (like revising our bylaws and internal regulations).
I will provide further updates on the process. In the meantime, all your
comments and questions are more than welcome, either on Meta or via
email. Those of you who attend the Wikimedia Conference will also have
the chance to discuss this in person with me and my colleagues in Berlin
Tim Moritz Hector
Tim Moritz Hector
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | D-10963 Berlin
tel.: +49 (0)30 - 219 158 260
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