Every church or organization develops a personality over time and it’s usually the personality of the Leader or the Sr. Leadership Team. That’s why it’s commonly said that if you’re the leader and you’ve been there more than 3 years and you don’t like something about the church or organization you’re leading all you have to do is look in the mirror to find the right person to blame. Every organization develops a personality over time and here are 3 reasons why:
1. Every Organization is led by a Person
Ultimately someone is in charge. And that someone makes decisions through a particular filter, that person has certain things that are important to them, and that person has a particular personality. If that person is a risk taker, the organization is going to take on a more risk taking culture. If that person is generous, the organization is going to develop a more generous culture. While people may develop and sharpen leadership skills they lead out of who they are.
2. Every Organization is made up of People
Structures, systems, and procedures aren’t the organization. A product is not the organization. People are the organization. People not only make the product or provide the service, but they make everything work in the organization.
3. Every Organization is for People
The fundamental reason that every organization on the planet exists is for people. The products and services that organizations provide are ultimately made to help people.
At the end of the day organizations are all about people, so it’s no surprise that every organization takes on a personality of it’s own.
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