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First published on this website in February 2007 and last updated in January 2017

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An outline of the most common areas where things go wrong in mission agencies from my experience, designed for staff and Board members, although this list is also relevant for churches.

  1. Control of the organisation - Who thinks they own this show?
  2. Context for decisions - Do we all understand why we're here and where we're heading?
  3. Clarity of roles - Are Board and staff working together in harmony?
  4. Chemistry of CEO and Chair - Is there mutual trust and respect?
  5. Change management skills - Are current developments being handled well?
  6. Communication that listens - Are we getting through to each other?


Here is the link to this item: PDF TN35 - Causes of friction in mission agencies.pdf

Author's notes

These notes have been updated in January 2017 with minor alterations throughout the text. If you have ideas to add to or amend the list, please email me.