In researching why people love their jobs, we discovered a statistic that was not too surprising. In every single survey we read (50 of them to be exact), among the top 5 reasons listed for why people loved (or hated) their job was “their boss.”
As a Church Leader, it is easy to become so focused on the day to day life of the church; ministries, budgets, planning events and services, that it is easy to overlook your staff. I’ve been guilty. I had a great team, one I deeply valued, but one I often overlooked. But I quickly learned that if I didn’t care for my team, they weren’t going to be my team for long.
Frankly, I created the Flow Creative Arts Conference as a way for leaders to show their team they care through providing continuing education.
Here are 7 Easy Ways to Show Your Team You Care:
#1 - Recognize their work via Social Media
Tweet it, Post it, Pin it, Instagram it. Put it on the Vine if you have to. But get the word out that you have great people on your team.
#2 - Remember the details of their lives
Know their spouses and kid’s names, remember anniversaries and birthdays and celebrate with them accordingly.
#3 - Randomly send notes
Don’t wait for a special occasion to encourage them. Handwrite a note telling them why you’re thankful they are on your team. I had a boss that would periodically leave a sticky note on my keyboard. Not a big deal, but it was nice to know he took the time to show he cared.
#4 - Regularly Pray
Pray for them, Pray with them, Pray over them.
#5 - Reach out in times of crisis
This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to remember. Yes, they might have a big extended family and an army of friends, but you still need to take the time to reach out to them in times of crisis.
#6 -Respectfully challenge and encourage
Take the time to help your staff grow by encouraging them in their strengths and challenging them to live up to their God-given potential.
#7 - Refresh with training opportunities
A simple way to express you care is investing in your teams personal development. Helping people grow personally helps your organization and the future of team members.
Give your team a day off with an enjoyable and helpful learning experience at the Flow Conference. The conference will help your team recharge creatively and build unity. The conference is affordable, practical, and perfect for training team members and volunteers.
You can show your team and volunteers how much you care by providing them personal training at Flow. You can register HERE.