Does your team lack structure and organization? (172-5)
An important part of a leader’s responsibility is to create structure and organization so their team knows how they fit into the big picture and why they do what they do. Read Ezekiel 40-44.
In the 25th year of exile in Babylon, God appeared to Ezekiel and gave him a vision concerning the structure, organization and operation of the temple when the people returned to Jerusalem. God went into great detail as He described the order and organization that He designed into His temple. This, like many other scriptures, shows just how important structure and organization are in God’s design for leadership. Effective leaders create structure that enhances productivity and nurtures the emotional health of those they lead.
Too often leaders either operate without structure and organization or rigidly maintain an existing structure when the situation has changed. Leaders must never forget that while the look of structure can vary, the purpose is always to channel resources to meet the task and mission of the organization. With this in mind, no leader should assume once they have a structure that works that this structure will be permanent; rather good structure must change as resources and tasks ebb and flow.
Have you noticed your team is confused as to how they fit into the big picture? Are you experiencing consistent miscommunication that costs the organization money or time or frustration by having two or more people doing the same task? Is there a lack of harmony in your teams work relationships or the organizations social environment? These are all signs of lack of structure and organization. Wise leaders understand that structure must consistently change to address the methods by which resources flow through the organization to accomplish established goals, and when changes are made the team members need to understand their place in the revised structure.
Isaiah 32:8 “But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands.”
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