When all the actors understand their responsibilities and respect their boundaries, both the staff and the congregation are more likely to enjoy a healthy staff environment.
Tag Archives | supervision
by Susan Beaumont on March 25, 2019
Many congregations assign to each staff member a personnel liaison: a lay leader who serves on the board or personnel committee and is charged with supporting that specific team member. Few congregations manage these liaison roles well, and as a result they often do more harm than good. Congregations appoint liaisons for a variety of […]
by Sarai Rice on March 18, 2019
Most supervisors must supervise people whose work they could not do. One key to success is a well-written job description.
by Susan Beaumont on October 22, 2018
Transforming the culture of a toxic team is hard work, and it begins with looking at the team’s behavioral norms.
by Susan Beaumont on September 24, 2018
Terminating a staff member is difficult under the best of circumstances. When the congregation gets reactive in response to the termination, leadership becomes especially tricky. Five guiding principles can help you navigate the turbulence than follows a dismissal.
by Susan Beaumont on July 2, 2018
Part-time employment relationships are on the rise. Many congregations are converting full-time positions into part-time roles due to declining budgets and the rising cost of benefits. Part-timers offer many advantages to a staff team, but they also pose unique supervisory challenges.
by Susan Beaumont on October 30, 2017
Performance management conversations are inherently difficult. It is just hard to talk with another about failed expectations. When the supervisor and employee don’t share similar cultural backgrounds, these conversations can be treacherous.