Driving a car that is not aligned is possible, but the greater the misalignment – the harder it is to drive, the greater the damage that is done, and the harder it is to repair….
FOUR WHEEL ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT:
- Organizational – Right people on the bus, sitting in the right seats, focusing on their personal mission/purpose
- Philosophical – Why are we doing this? Who is the customer? What do we want this to look like?
- Theological – In essentials unity, non-essentials liberty, in all things love
- Relational — Mutual respect for each other’s skills and gifts. Philippians 2 mentality.
If you are leading an organization (church) the impact of this is immediately apparent.
Those in your organization need to have some type of relational alignment — a mutual respect. Also most would agree that philosophically any organization has to have some agreement on what a “win” looks like. Obviously organizational alignment is needed to make sure everything is moving along in a somewhat organized manner.
But what about theology in an organization? In a church this should be obvious (actually it is amazing how often churches are NOT aligned in terms of theology).
It is vital that leadership continually checks these key areas.
Is your church or organization struggling? Maybe it is time for a 4-wheel alignment?