Because staff culture matters a whole lot in any organization, the best leaders create a healthy culture that permeates their whole staff. If you don't create a culture you simply get a default culture which often has dysfunction and toxicity within it. Good leadership not only describes the culture but they constantly talk about it and hold staff accountable to live it out.
Here is an example of a church's stated culture for their staff. Think about how the following pieces of culture add up to a healthy set of practices and therefore a healthy culture.
Consider also how this can create "one team" on your staff!
It’s all about Jesus
Jesus is the center and all ministries point to Him
Any issue can be put on the table except for personal attacks and hidden agendas
Progress requires risk
We boldly risk to accomplish the mission
We practice autopsy without blame
When things go wrong, we determine why without placing blame
We empower and release
Our job is to release others into ministry
Dialogue trumps telling
Before we tell we engage in dialogue
Ego is the enemy
Humility reflects Jesus while ego doesn’t
Volunteers are staff
We treat volunteers as staff
We choose relationships over expediency
TJ Addington has a passion to help individuals and organizations go to the next level of effectiveness. He can be reached at email@example.com