ContentsWallace's Report '09: Appraising a Decade
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Wallace's Report '09: Appraising a Decade
The results Wallace has achieved over the last decade have rested on our ability to create and maintain an environment in which a diverse, knowledgeable and experienced staff can contribute fully to our mission. To ensure that our initiatives are informed by a variety of perspectives, we work in teams with representatives from our program, research and evaluation, and communications units. As our emphasis on measuring and analyzing the results of our work has grown stronger over the 10 years, so have our efforts to adopt the habits of what management experts call a “learning organization:” an enterprise whose employees continually seek knowledge and information to advance the venture by, among other means, deliberately learning from the organization’s failures, and identifying and building on its successes. For example, we regularly conduct formal reviews of major projects both while they are under way and at their conclusion.
Ninety-one percent of our staff have post-secondary degrees; 62 percent have advanced degrees.
Wallace has significantly more diverse administrative staff than peer foundations and is about on par overall.
Wallace compared itself to the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Of particular note are high ratings in areas including how meaningful employees find their work and their belief in the organization’s integrity and ethics in achieving its aims.
*Benchmark represents the percentage of surveyed employees on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list who rated each attribute as positive.
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