Working through the process over the last month, I have also found that there are great applications for ChurchWorld. Previous posts here and here have covered some of the basics. Today, I want to recap the excellent analogy used by the authors of a theater production to explain the process. Since my son and daughter-in-law are both in the theater, and I have developed a new appreciation for what it takes to pull off a production, the images really make sense!
Imagine your role as leader within the analogy of putting on a theater production, and your new team members are actors. At different times, you are:
- The Producer - while preparing for success and recruiting, think of yourself as the show's producer, assembling resources for the show.
- Then, the Director - while giving you new team member a big head start before day one, think of yourself as the show's director. You will co-create the plan, make introductions, announce the show, and generally get things ready.
- Finally, the Stage Manager - after your new team member walks out on stage, you will continue to Encourage - Align - Solve - End (Ease) their way by managing context and the things happening around them.
Your job is offstage.
The curtain is rising on your new team member's role - have you done all you can to make them the next star on your team?