In with the new. Out with the old.
The process of organizational change involves both additions and subtractions. New, more promising components are added as old, inadequate components are removed. It is always easier to add than to subtract. People don’t mind the contribution of new ideas quite as much as they disdain …more
Programs themselves are not the problem.
Many criticize church ministry programs because of the frequency with which they are changed. But the fact is that every church has a set of programs, though they may be described differently. Programs provide systems for activity and so are necessary for effective ministry. The …more
The water cooler doesn’t cut it anymore.
I came across the following video via tonymorganlive.com (excellent blog). While not explicit, it definitely has something to say about organizational culture and easily leads to ask a important questions regarding our organizations. Watch this short, 4 minute presentation and consider the questions I include …more
The organizational chart you never knew you had.
Every organization operates according to two organizational charts: a published chart and a practiced chart. The published chart is the one that everyone is familiar with. It’s the chart that is communicated by management, with every position neatly organized into columns and rows symbolizing power …more
People will always perceive themselves to be as busy as you are…
So when you’re asking them to get involved in any activity, don’t appeal to their excess of time or your lack of it. Because they will never see themselves as less busy than you. However, people will make time for the things that are important …more
Management and Leadership
The leadership movement has had innumerable positive effects on organizational behavior. Of that there is no doubt. But unfortunately for some, the focus on leadership has turned the word “management” into a four-letter word. Many key influencers no longer seek to be good managers, only …more
Hidden Decline: Is it covered by your growth rate?
The general method for tracking church attendance is to collect the total attendance for each weekly service. When total attendance is regularly increasing, the organization is considered to be experiencing a time of growth. while regular decreases in attendance show a time of decline. When …more