There has been a lot written about corporate culture. But, more recently, it is being addressed at congregational levels.
When it comes time to call or hire a church worker, a good job description is the essential tool to enable you to determine the right person for the position.
In an earlier blog, I spoke about personal silos. Since church workers feed into a congregation’s culture, it is the attitude of the church workers that dictate what the culture of a congregation will be. So, that being said, when addressing congregational silos and how to break out, the congregation church workers’ cannot be operating out of a silo mentality, if the congregation is to move out of silos and the assumption is that the church workers are outside.
When you hear the word “silo” do you think of farming, work environments, or congregations?
For farmers, a silo is used as part of the process in crop storage. It is a sealed environment, keeping bad things out and good things in.
In a work environment or congregation, it can be destructive.
Utilizing the proper measurements — and checking and rechecking them can benefit us in so many areas of our lives.
Three opportunities presented themselves to me in a relatively short timeframe.
- An international mission trip that connected with unchurch youth
- The decline in youth group participation
- A youth event open to our community
Whether you are speaking of corporate staff or church workers, keeping staff organized and on the same page is critical to the success of your mission.
Why bother, you might ask? Some experts estimate that as much as 75% of business calls end up in voicemail. Voicemail etiquette is key to securing good relationships. And, good voicemail manners create good relationships.
Zombie communications reduce the ability of your information to be communicated in an effective and reliable manner. As the information travels down the pipeline, it becomes less and less effective, reducing your message to nothing more than nonsensical words. They can become an epidemic, traveling across all lines of communications. Zombie communications can destroy the collaboration between various departments within an organization. It’s that serious.