Good point, I did not realize that page existed. I'll add it to the
Transparency Gap page Adam W started. It is curious that there were public
reports of the results of the employee survey in 2012 and 2013, but not
Two other web pages relating to this come to mind:
(1) Wikipedian and fellow consultant William Beutler referred to high WMF
staff turnover as the #9 biggest story about Wikipedia in 2015, saying "The
only reason this exodus of talent isn’t higher on this list is because it’s
one of 2015’s least-reported stories":
(2) Former WMF Director of Features Engineering Terry Chay commented in
detail on this, comparing it to other companies, in September 2015:
On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 5:53 PM, Greg Grossmeier <g...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> <quote name="geni" date="2016-01-02" time="16:18:42 +0000">
> > Eh I'd argue at this point we have a fairly good idea of what went on.
> > We know from the high employee turnover in some areas and the odd slip
> > (well that and pretty direct complaints
> > ) that, oh lets call it moral, isn't exactly rock solid at the WMF. The
> > long term failure to fill the chief technology officer position probably
> > doesn't help but there are reasons to suspect there are other issues.
> Normally, the way to measure such morale (along with other things) is via
> a survey to measure employee engagement .
> You can see past engagement surveys on metawiki .
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employee_engagement
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Employee_engagement_survey
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