CHURCH HEALTH TIP: TRAINING YOUR TEAM
Teamwork makes the dream work! An untrained team can be a detriment to an organization or church. A trained team is one of your richest assets. In order to train your team, you must be:
Intentional – How often do you train?
Teams need to receive the SAME TRAINING more than one time. Statistics show that a person must go over the same material six times in order to retain only 25% of what they were taught. Some training needs to be repeated over and over until it becomes a part of the organization’s DNA. You need to plan in-house training, off-site training, training retreats, and conference attendance.
Strategic – What are you training?
The latest recommended book is not always the best training choice. In fact, it can divert you from needed discussion and planning in key areas that need to be strengthened. Training needs to be a strategic and should cover areas such as core values, mission, vision, values, and goals (as well as practical ways to execute these aims).
Personal – Group training is the most economical way to train a team, but each team member is an expert or specialist in a different field. Here are some practical ways to sharpen individual team members:
- Book reports
- Updating their job description annually
- Reviews and evaluations
- Ask them to go and teach others to do their job (this is one of the best ways to sharpen their saw).
- Ask them to train the staff