On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 5:32 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'll add a question of my own here. I find this statement interesting: > "Please > rate these other qualifications: (Please rate 0 to 5 with 0 being 0 not > important; 5 for extremely important)... Experience of working in an > a-hierarchical, participative management environment". I find this puzzling > because WMF is generally hierarchical organization, with the board an > executive director at the top, followed by middle management, followed by > line employees, contractors, and interns. I'm wondering if what is intended > here is a sentiment that the ED Search Committee would like to *transform > *WMF > into a less heirarchical organization. Could someone from the ED Search > Committee or the Board expand on what your intentions are with this > question? I cannot imagine how WMF could function as an "a-hierarchical... > management environment", although I could understand if there is an > aspiration to collapse a layer or two in the org chart and/or to delegate > more responsibility from the Board or ED to employees who have more > expertise in various domains. > > I don't think it is the role of the ED search committee to transform the organization. However (speaking for myself) I believe that an experience in a-hierarchical, participative management environment helps understand wiki-culture a lot.
I'd dare say that some of the WMF employees I knew had great skills, but had trouble with adjusting to the a-hierarchical/participative nature of our movement that the WMF is part of. The WMF is less hierarchical than many NGOs, and also as a part of a larger movement is subject to participative and discursive culture (just take this very discussion as an example: a very hierarchical and non-participative ED would find it difficult to understand why we are even having it). dj _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>