Thank you so much for chiming in, Gayle. This means a lot.
בתאריך 19 בפבר׳ 2016 10:17,‏ "Gayle Karen Young" <gayleka...@gmail.com> כתב:

> People will leave despite how much they love a place, its mission, and its
> volunteers at the point it becomes too painful for them to stay. And no one
> can make that decision for them. While the support of one's colleagues goes
> a very long way, it is necessary but not sufficient.  I have been watching,
> even in pain and at a distance, the enormous toll it takes for people to go
> in day after day and keep doing their work when they have felt unsupported
> and unheard by the leadership, the board, and the movement, and uncertain
> of the strategy of the organization - and even worse, characterized as
> being the wrong people on the bus, so to speak - that this turnover is
> "normal" and part of leadership transition. This is not normal.
>
> Dysfunction at the top does matter. It sets the tone for what is
> permissible in the organization. It is part of the leadership obligation to
> create an organizational and systemic environment in which people thrive,
> and feel aligned to the mission and the values of the organization. When
> that is absent, the resulting toxicity is downright unfair to ask people to
> continually endure.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 10:55 AM, Dan Andreescu <dandree...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > >
> > > This is happening in spite of -- not thanks to -- dysfunction at the
> top.
> > > If you don't believe me, all you have to do is wait: an exodus of
> people
> > > from Engineering won't be long now.
> >
> >
> > I hope you're wrong, Ori.  I hope people have the presence of mind, like
> > you say - despite the dysfunction at the top, to stay and talk things out
> > among each other.  And to realize that the dysfunction at the top does
> not
> > *really* matter.  People screw up, but this is a movement.  And this
> > movement, as you point out, has not screwed up.
> >
> > I hope we talk, fix the problems, and grow stronger in our connection and
> > commitment to the amazing community we serve.
> >
> > If anyone is feeling despair, please talk to me first, we have all the
> > reason in the world to channel our effort in a positive direction.  Just
> to
> > be clear, I admire Ori for his intelligence and for writing this email, I
> > just hope he's wrong that people will leave this place that I love so
> much.
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