Six Things to Avoid When Thinking About and Implementing Organizational Change

Last week, I was honored to deliver a keynote address at MinistryCOM on “Three Steps Forward and Zero Steps Back.” Over the next few days, I hope to share with you some of what I shared in that talk.

Sometimes leaders want to aggressively attack areas needing change within their ministries, and for good reason—churches and ministries need change!

However, they often give little thought to how to prepare people for change which can wreak havoc on their organizational culture.

So, here are 6 things to avoid when thinking about and implementing change in your church or ministry:

1. Believing everything is cool and that nothing needs to be changed.

2. Believing nothing is cool and that everything needs to be changed.

3. Believing everything needs to be changed immediately.

4. Attempting surface change by employing systemic change action steps.

5. Attempting systemic change by employing surface change action steps.

6. Implementing change without first sharing a bold and contagious vision.

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2 thoughts on “Six Things to Avoid When Thinking About and Implementing Organizational Change

  1. The sixth point to me is the most crucial. If I don't have a clear vision for change, it would be fruitless effort to harp on change. Just my opinion. Tks, Bro!