Saturday, August 22, 2015

When is it Smart to Create a New Position?

Feeling under pressure? Overworked? Are you and your team working hard but can’t seem to keep up, let alone get ahead? You are not alone. This is a very common church staff scenario. What you do about it can be a game changer.

In more than twenty years of creating new positions and hiring staff, I’ve lived with the tension of needing to know how many staff is the right number, what positions are the right positions, and when is the right time to hire more people. The thing that increases the tension is that there are so many different opinions about the answers to those questions.

Crystal clear vision and strategic alignment can help minimize the differing opinions, but because there is always more than one way to successfully design a team, the tension of knowing which way is best will always exist. And candidly, having the right people is more important than the right positions – but there is a healthy balance. Keep reading

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