Before we embark on the evaluation, it is essential to establish a clear overview of our organization’s structure. Take a moment to refer to the examples below, which showcase three distinct types of organizational structures. (You may click the chart to enlarged it.)
Choose the one that best aligns with your specific context as a template, and feel free to create your own chart on a piece of paper or using any available tool. This will enable us to visualize and grasp the structure effectively as we proceed with the evaluation process.
When mapping out the organizational structure of your church or organization, account for any hierarchies in leadership and decision-making. Alongside each role, please also note the following information:
- The names of the individuals, whether they are staff members or volunteers, who fulfill each role.
- Whether the role primarily performs a strategic or operational function. Generally, strategic roles involve directing an organization’s movement towards future goals, while operational roles are concerned with the day-to-day details and functions of the church.
- Indicate whether the position is a paid or unpaid role, and if paid, specify the amount of compensation.
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