On 8 April 2015 at 06:07, Aleksey Bilogur <aleksey.bilogur(a)gmail.com> wrote:
A logistical non-starter! They've got 200+ staff
members, any gains to...
Plenty of companies and charities happily move their HQ building
location with more staff gaining benefits rather than losing them. I
was involved with a corporate move where most staff went from London
to Glasgow, with the benefit that their family and social lives
improved and they could afford to buy large houses with the same money
it takes to buy half a small flat in London. Presented the right way,
a move can improve staff commitment and even reduce turnover.
You also can't have it both ways, the WMF is supposed to be a
multi-location global organization. Strategically it would be better
to grow globally in several locations, rather than always having
everyone in the same offices in the same city on the West Coast of
America. Our staff and volunteers are highly experienced in virtual
cooperation and meetings, the WMF could even become an exemplar for
how that works for smaller organizations with global teams.