Performance Management

Managing performance is how work gets done, goals are accomplished and objectives are achieved. Structured performance management processes ensure accountability to those responsible for meeting objectives. This section provides helpful articles on writing goals and tips on helping employees and church volunteers achieve goals.

Church Facilities Management

by Patricia March 19, 2014
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Managing a church facility is very similar to managing any other type of building or campus. The only difference being churches often use volunteer labor to help get the job done. This approach provides volunteers with opportunities to give back to the ministry and allows the church to maintain its campus with a limited church […]

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How to Set Church Goals

by Patricia December 18, 2013
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Part of the church strategic planning process is setting church goals and objectives. Goals should be written so they are measurable and should be an outcome of the strategic planning process. Goals simply map out steps to achieve a strategic objective and do not need to be overly complicated. But, implementation of goals does require […]

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Church Quality Assurance – 6 Things to Consider

by Patricia March 12, 2013
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Churches have come to realize the importance of incorporating quality concepts and tools into their management model. Many churches and nonprofit organizations are now focusing on efficiency and effectiveness in the way their mission is achieved. While some might argue that quality concepts are too carnal for the church, I would argue that the church […]

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Strategic Approach to Goal Achievement

by Patricia June 27, 2012
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Every organization faces the many challenges that come with balancing the day-to-day job responsibilities with achieving goals that help take the organization to the next level. Organizations advance to the next level by achieving objectives that are determined by a strategic planning process. These objectives are articulated through well written goals that are filtered throughout […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Performance Management

by Patricia June 24, 2012
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I went to a conference earlier this year and rode the airport shuttle with one of the conference instructors.  When he learned that I was also attending the conference, we began talking about all sorts of things but performance management (PM) and more specifically performance appraisals (PA) came up.  He had very strong feelings about why […]

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8 Best Practice Tips for Church Staff

by Patricia January 30, 2012
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Managing a church staff is no different than managing employees in other environments and those who manage church employees can benefit from best practices of other organizations.  Employees, regardless of job, job title or industry, desire the same things when going to work.  They want to know what is expected of them, they need to […]

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