I understand now. Thank you for clarifying.

Pine

On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 2:49 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak <
djemieln...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> 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
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