[Foundation-l] 2010-11 Annual Plan Now Posted to Foundation Website

Liam Wyatt liamwyatt at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 14:57:38 UTC 2010

On 30 June 2010 15:13, Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sam Klein writes:
> I do think there are more risks inherent in this sort of growth than
> > are listed in the 'potential risks' section -- for instance,
> > "inability to acculturate new staff due to aggressive growth" -- and
> > we should be alert to these risks to avoid them.
> >
> Just to be clear about this, I read Sam here as saying something like
> "there
> is a potential risk that we will be unable to acculturate new staff as we
> grow."  This of course is true -- and it's even true when growth is slow!
> But in practice the Foundation takes this risk very seriously, and takes
> pains to promote the acculturation of new staff, not just to Foundation
> culture but to the larger community. One way we do this is by sending new
> staff to Wikimania, if it makes sense to do so,  and/or promoting new
> staff's interaction with the community in other ways. Attendees at
> Wikimania
> this year will see a number of staff who haven't been there before --
> everyone is urged to engage staff members in conversations about our work
> together, or other topics of common interest.  (I'll be there too -- first
> Wikimania since Taiwan!)
> --Mike
> ___________________

Will the new staff be wearing some kind of identifying marker so we can spot
them? Perhaps a silly hat?
Or, could they walk around carrying a board that says "Talk to me about
copyright edge-cases"!
'm not so much sure that that would be good acculturation but it would
definitely be a baptism by fire :-)

Seriously though, perhaps the opening keynote or some other time could be
used to ask new staff to stand up and be briefly introduced?


Peace, love & metadata

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