“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”
– Colossians 3:23 (NLT)
No matter how many people you have on staff at your church, there’s only so much you can accomplish in a day, right? Your church exists to serve your community. You and your staff have a mission to reach as many people as you can in your community (and thanks to technology, even beyond your community).
Productivity is essential to accomplishing your mission. It is how staff – whether in-office, remote or hybrid – are assessed as to their efficiency in the performance of their jobs. It is a particularly important consideration for churches as most of an organization’s success relies directly upon the productivity of its workforce. Yes, even churches need to consider their staff’s productivity.
How this is evaluated will depend upon the job requirements, but generally it’s based on the output of the employee within a specified period of time. Often, an employee’s productivity is evaluated based on a related average of employees performing similar work.
Simply put, productivity increases the overall efficiency of an organization. Typically, this reflects that all resources are being leveraged for optimum performance levels. Increases in output will result in lower overhead. Conversely, when productivity is overlooked, the result is often a lack of team morale and wasted time and money.