[Osmf-talk] should OSMF AGM include time for discussion debate?
serge at wroclawski.org
Tue Sep 13 09:37:58 UTC 2011
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 09:17:04AM +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Even so, paid staff tends to shift the balance of power in an
Do you have examples of organizations which started out all volunteer and then moved to having some paid positions, and
they shifted power?
> Paid staff will normally lead to the board having a stronger management
> role (after all they're now responsible for someone's job), and at the
> same time there is a danger of the organisation becoming less focused.
Based on your statement of "normally", I'm going to assume then you must have several examples. Please share them.
> Because without paid staff OSMF can only do things that are important
> enough for a board member or a working group to tackle, or important
> enough to be outsourced for money - but once you have staff who need to
> be kept busy, you can dust off all those pet projects from the attic ;)
> Yes, you get more done, but maybe those projects where in the attic for
> a reason?
Some tasks aren't fun/interesting and require outside motivation to complee.
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