Five Methods for Making Better Team Decisions

In a healthy collaborative environment, the role of individual team members becomes more about leading the discussion around a particular aspect of worship, such as music, rather than dictating what idea will become the final decision for worship.

Five Methods for Making Better Team Decisions
True consensus means losing personal agendas and agreeing that a concept is good for the gospel and good for your own unique congregation. Every aspect of worship can benefit from creative collaboration.
Five Methods for Making Better Team Decisions
True consensus means losing personal agendas and agreeing that a concept is good for the gospel and good for your own unique congregation. Every aspect of worship can benefit from creative collaboration.

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This is where “we” becomes so important. Walking out of a team meeting and using the word “I” to talk about certain aspects of the design process can do a lot of damage to others on the team. Nearly every idea that is implemented from a design team meeting is underpinned by other unused brainstorms. That makes the “final” idea that has been arrived at, as something that was in truth jointly achieved.

In my experience, I have encouraged teams to always say “we,” when talking about mutual work, even if there is a clear distinction in our own minds as to which person implemented any given idea. We’ve learned that one can lose a lot by saying “I,” but we can’t lose anything at all by saying “we.” In fact, we can gain a lot by saying “we” when team is involved.

There is power in the Body of Christ. We can do so much more together than we can do so alone. For the sake of the world, we must function as the body, if we want to make disciples of Jesus. It’s time to throw out our egos, and learn to make decisions as a team.

(Note: Adapted from Taking Flight with Creativity: Worship Design Teams That Work.)




More About Len Wilson
Len Wilson has been championing creativity and more effective communication in church life since 1993. In service to this calling, he has worked on four church staffs, written ten books, consulted with dozens of churches, spoken at hundreds of events, founded two media micro-publishing firms, and acquired leadership books at a major publishing house. He is currently Creative Director at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas.
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