Before you embark on the evaluation, it is essential to establish a clear overview of your organization’s structure. Take a moment to refer to the examples below, which showcase three distinct types of organizational structures. (You may click a chart to enlarge it.)
Choose the chart that best aligns with your specific context as a template, or feel free to create your own chart on a piece of paper or using any available tool. This will enable your organization to visualize and grasp the structure effectively as you 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 who fill each role, whether they are staff members or volunteers.
- Whether the role primarily performs a strategic or operational function. Generally strategic roles involve directing an organization’s movement toward 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; if paid, specify the amount of compensation.
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