Staffing & Structure Review

 

Sometimes pastors reach out to us for help because something about the organizational structure just feels off.

Through the Staffing & Structure Review, we help you position your ministry team to execute at its highest potential.

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  • Ever wonder if you have the right people, and if they are in the right seats?
  • Ever wonder if you’re over-staffed or over-spending on personnel?
  • Ever wonder if you have the right performance management system to lead a team that follows through?

Through the Staffing & Structure Review, we help you build a new organizational staffing structure that’s aligned to your ministry strategy.

 

This facilitated experience is a key component of the Unstuck Process, but if your church is already clear on your ministry health, vision and core strategies, we can offer you this service to bring clarity to your organizational structure and get the right people in the right seats.

Assess Individual Strengths & Group Dynamics

Your leaders will complete a strengths assessment that reveals the unique gifts and personalities you have on your team. We facilitate a group session to share insights on your team’ strengths related to problem-solving, processing info, managing change and facing risk. You’ll also get a good visual depicting where strengths gaps exist.

Clarify Decision Rights

 This exercise will help your team understand the seven ways decisions can be made and clarify how your team will operate going forward.

Identify Team Strengths & Challenges

Find agreement on issues to prioritize for bringing greater health and alignment to your ministry.

Assess Staff Leadership Capacity & Potential

Your executive team will work through a series of exercises to help you assess your staff leaders on character, chemistry, competence and culture-shaping behaviors, as well as identify capacity to lead at higher levels and map out plans to help all your leaders take their next steps.

Plan the Restructure & Evaluate Impact

Your consultant will present several tailored, potential organizational chart drafts, including suggested implementation phases and how to organize the work. Your executive team will review the first drafts and work together to tweak the suggested structure, dig into specific roles, process who will be affected, look for gaps, and identify a potential schedule for rolling out changes in phases. This is a customized, collaborative experience for your team to process staffing and structure changes in real-time with your consultant.

Within two weeks your ministry consultant will provide a summary of the structure and core actions that were identified from the previous meeting. Since you started this work together, there won’t be any surprises. You’ll have a comprehensive plan to put into action.

Is it time to restructure?

One of the most common lids to growth in a church is staff structure. You’re perfectly structured to get the results you’re getting today. If you don’t like the results you’re getting, it might be time for a change. But how can you know? Here are a few indicators:

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Leaders have too many direct reports.

Typically senior staff can manage 5-8 direct reports. When your span of care goes beyond that, it’s time to change things.

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Lines of communication are stuck.

When internal communication begins to slow down and information doesn’t flow quickly between departments or layers of the organization, it may be time to restructure.

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Decision making is frustrating.

Often structure can be a significant lid to decision-making and the growth of a church. When you have to check with multiple committees, teams, stakeholders, and then recheck again before taking a vote, it might be time to restructure.

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You're not making progress towards a clear vision.

If vision and strategies are clear and you’re still not seeing movement, you may not have the right people in the right roles.

Most people think...

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Our approach reverses that logic.

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We love helping a church position its staff team to best fit both the ministry and the individuals involved. Our Staffing & Structure Review process can help your church staff to its vision.

Within two weeks your ministry consultant will provide a summary of the structure and core actions that were identified from the previous meeting. Since you started this work together, there won’t be any surprises. You’ll have a comprehensive plan to put into action.

Position your ministry team to execute at its highest potential.