Communicating Transition Effectively
Communicating to instill confidence in the process and continued investment in the ministry
We asked pastors to list their top 2 concerns related to succession planning. Of those who listed Communicating Transition Effectively as a Top 2 Concern:
or succession plan in place
or help with succession planning
What's Communicating Transition Effectively all about?
Upon reflecting on his personal transition, one of my pastors told me that succession planning was essentially an exercise in organizational communication. I could not agree more! A well thought through communication plan will go a long way to instill confidence in your process and inspire hope for the future trajectory of the ministry.
Leaders navigating this succession conversation must answer the following questions:
- Who are we communicating with?
- What do they need to know?
- When do they need to know it?
- What is the best way to tell them?
- What would we like them to do in response to what we have shared?