Office Communication

As our church gets larger, everybody will not be in every loop. We don’t want to become a closed-door environment, but we also don’t want to be involved in every office discussion.   Trust that other people have things in their area under control and don’t let it take up too much space on your radar.  Computers can only have so many applications running before they will crash.  It’s not necessary to CC the entire staff on every e-mail.

When we have meetings, come with data, handouts, and specific information.  Staff meetings are the place where the sharing of information can happen.  Plan on giving reports and updates.  If we need to discuss something, let’s get it on an agenda.  Over prepare.

Not like this…
Question:  “How is band development going?
Answer:  “Great.”

Like this…
Question:  “How is band development going?
Answer:  “Great.  Here’s a list of all our current A players, and a list of all our B players that we are developing.”

Bullet points are better than paragraphs.  Shorter is better than longer.

You can be wrong, but you can’t be unclear.  Let’s make sure we communicate clearly.  When you know the answer to something, say “Yes” and “no”, not “we’ll see.”

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