Working Together as Equals Across Generations
Inter Pares staff team, summer 2008.
“Inter Pares,” among equals in Latin, is not just a name – it’s the philosophy that guides our internal and external relationships. Inter Pares is run by a co-management team, in which all full-time staff share equal responsibility for the organization’s management and receive equal salaries. It’s a non-hierarchical structure that has proven well-suited to welcoming and nurturing younger people’s leadership.
Having decided several years ago to hire younger people, nearly half of Inter Pares’ co-managers are now under the age of thirty-five. The small team size and high degree of internal collaboration create daily opportunities for younger staff to contribute skills and past experience, to offer views and ideas, and to learn from seasoned colleagues, some of whom have worked at Inter Pares for over twenty years. The generational range helps bring a diversity of experience and perspectives to our programs. This approach is also building our future, recognizing that the future starts now.
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