IYA 2009 – Staff Survey

Posted in IYA2009 at 21:46 by Kathleen

Many meetings again today. One of them was a discussion group about the staff survey that was conducted few months ago.

We discussed how the observatory needs conflict with our personal and professional interests. The first thing was to defined was those interests were. It varied a bit but across the various groups within the science staff it was surprisingly similar. And most of the “interests” stated were professional rather than personal (like family). The science is definitely a career-driven group than wants Gemini to succeed.

The complaints too were very similar across the board. Possibly one of the most troubling problem is that the staff does not feel valued.

Management listened and took notes. I think the discussion was constructive. Whether any actions will taken as a result of it remains to be seen.

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