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People Operations at Mozilla Corporation: Scaling a Peer-to-Peer Global Community

by Homa Bahrami

The Mozilla case study describes Debbie Cohen's, Vice President and Chief of People, key initiatives in a software entity that was one of the pioneers of the 'open source' movement. The case study showcases Mozilla's unique culture of distributed decision-making and delegated leadership - it has a small staff of over 1,100 and millions of volunteers around the world. The case also showcases Cohen's innovative, yet tailored, talent strategy for Mozilla, and implementation of a series of initiatives related to compensation, onboarding, and development. The case study concludes in April 2013, when Cohen is able to reflect on her time working at such a unique and some would say 'cultish' organization.


Pub Date: May 31, 2013

Discipline: Human Resource Management

Subjects: Management philosophy, International business, Volunteers, Leadership, Hiring & employment, Internet

Product #: B5774-PDF-ENG

Industry: Internet services,Software publishing

Geography: United States, California

Length: 26 page(s)

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