[Foundation-l] WMF Engineering org charts

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Sat Apr 7 00:06:24 UTC 2012

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> What about personal development? Do your managers play an active role
> in helping their reports develop with objectives, feedback, training,
> etc?

Yes, of course. There's a standard $ allotment for each employee in
the budget to support training, courses, coaching, etc. and
managers/employees are encouraged to explore options together. In
practice, some people take more advantage of this than others, of
course -- and to be fair, some managers do a better job at it than
others, which in my experience is more a function of management
experience and personality than it is of number of reports.

Gayle's office plays an important role in bringing fairness into the
process, sharing info about development opportunities and options,
setting standards about goal-setting and performance management, being
available for deeper conversations, exploration of coaching options,


Erik Möller
VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation

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