Stack Exchange Executive Staff will be under the impression - as company executive staff generally are - that the company is theirs.
But Stack Exchange is an unusual organisation very much based on a network / marketplace / community of expertise - comprising tens of millions of volunteer hours and hundreds of thousands of active volunteers, all volunteering and participating for the greater good.
In a very real sense those who participate most in the network / marketplace / community are those who are the greatest stakeholders in the organisation.
This being the case, should experienced Senior Stack Exchange Community Members be enabled to have a say when a company executive is inadvertently or pro-actively taking measures which injure the heart and soul of the organisation? Should there be more visible, transparent, direct accountability from paid executives to those from the community who have contributed most to build the value contained in the platform?
Could there emerge from the current crisis one of the first examples of a corporation submitting itself to community-based democracy, where the community around the platform (or product) has a significant say in who gets to be a paid executive leading the platform (or product)?
N.B. I am under no illusion that I am anything but a minnow in all of this. But I see the great damage that is being done in recent months and it does greatly - greatly! - disappoint me.
How this question is different from the "Calling for a Resignation" question
The question immediately above is fundamentally about opening up new areas in our society (in this specific case a commercial organisation) to participatory democracy.
Stack Exchange could make a good test subject because it is a highly unusual commercial organisation which exists and has the profile and status that it has, substantially due to its native volunteer community.
Further Reading on Participatory Democracy in Commercial Environments: