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In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy discuss one huge staffing tip.

Staffing issues are often the biggest challenges a leader has to face. So, any insight to make it easier – or better – should be welcome.

In this episode, we discuss one huge staffing tip.

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  • Jim Pemberton says:

    It's a good principle to look at your changing needs and evaluate your staffing in that respect. Interestingly, for our church staff, God has provided the people for those changing needs without having to search for them. We had a middle school pastor who worked alongside our youth pastor, for example. He left to fill a call at another church across the country and left on great terms. We didn't fill his position with another middle school pastor, however. Instead, we called a volunteer youth worker as a full-time assistant to our youth pastor and placed him over both age groups. She benefits us in being able to minister to the girls in ways that our youth pastor can't. (Our former middle school pastor's wife often helped in that area, but there really wasn't anyone dedicated to it.)

    One caution I would have in divvying up the tasks of an old position among the team is not to overburden any of them. My own personal experience with my team in doing this is that I'm fighting burnout over absorbing tasks from not one, but multiple dissolved positions. The boss' reasoning is that I could do it better than anyone else including the people who were doing it before, so now it's being done more efficiently. What he has failed to realize is that I'm still doing my own job. When everyone goes home, I'm still working for a few more hours, no additional compensation or recognition for it. It has led to the development of these responsibilities into greater things as people in other departments see me as their contact for these things. So the warning in the process of team reorganization is that you be careful not to put too much on one team member.