<aside> ✅ This report is a brief recap of the things we discussed in our Board Meeting. We wanted to share the most important topics and make some announcements.
As organisers, we have a vision for Ops Stories, but sometimes we need a hand. As much as we know why we created Ops Stories and where we'd love to see it going, being to close to it daily sometimes makes it hard to see the bigger picture.
These board meetings allows us to bring clarity to our objectives and how to achieve them. We get the opportunity to ask questions, get honest feedback and help set targets for the next quarter.
Our number one priority is that Ops Stories is valuable to each and every of its members. There are many ways to create value, such as organising roundtable discussions, supporting members' projects, or ensuring that every new member we welcome is the right fit. Everyone can have great ideas, but as we all know, it's about being able to prioritise and execute them. Therefore having support on this quest means a lot to us.
Laura Parker has done an incredible job initiating and running the first Ops Stories Compensation Survey earlier this year 🙌. However, having recently stepped into a new Product role, her plate is full. Whilst Laura will continue running Ops Stories Book Club, she offered Ops Stories Compensation Survey project up for grabs.
Some people with an eye for detail may have already noticed that
Alex D'Annunzio has received the Core Team badge (Ops Stories logo next to his name on Slack). He has already committed to take over the Compensation Survey from Laura Parker for 2021. In light of this pandemic and an article published by Sifted, will we already see damage done on expected salaries or will it be a delayed effect? On top of that, Alex is a bit of a Notion wiz and might be helping us with a top secret project 😏
<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/92fe9e8e-67d9-494a-a052-6a28019d6ade/inverted-square.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/92fe9e8e-67d9-494a-a052-6a28019d6ade/inverted-square.png" width="40px" /> Alex D'Annunzio
Ops Stories has given me so much over the past few years. This group of like minded people, who are helpful and are ‘good eggs’ is a place of solace when things aren’t going the way they need to be... The value of the community has helped me out on many occasions for advice or just to chew the fat. The challenge is I can’t always find the right person to talk to. So, I’m often pestering Ausrine, Astrid, Penny or Laura :see_no_evil:to point me in the right direction. To solve this, I’m going to work on a project make it easier to seek out the right Ops souls. I’ll also be picking up where Laura and Michael Strange left off with the Ops compensation survey as we want to continue to run this and start benchmarking the data. Expect a feedback survey first so we can tailor it for your needs!
**Core Team** members are people who have committed to a longer term and more substantial project within Ops Stories. You will recognise them on Slack from the Ops Stories logo emoji next to their names. Their initiatives will be endorsed by Ops Stories, and we hope that we can count on your cooperation too when they ask for your help, e.g. to participate in a survey or answer some questions.
Board at the moment is made up of our Core Team and guests who have volunteered to join us by responding to the email we sent to the community a few months ago. The guests' seats are not permanent and will change every quarter, but we always welcome the Board guests who have joined us in the past quarter. We might look into forming a more permanent Board sometime next year.