I meet a lot of ministry staff who feel disempowered in their jobs. Often, those above them don't know what those issues are that bring down the happiness factor of their team because they don't ask the important questions that would uncover issues and make the workplace happier and more effective. Try asking these questions of your staff in a safe (maybe anonymous way). What you are looking for are themes.
Is your assignment clear?
Are you empowered to do your job?
Do you have what you need to do your job well?
Does your supervisor coach and help you or micromanage and control you? Explain.
Does your supervisor give you helpful feedback on a regular basis?
If there was one thing that you wish were different and that would allow you to do your job better, what would it be?
What practices in your work environment disempower and discourage you?
Are you regularly encouraged to grow and learn?
Do you have to ask permission to do things that you feel you should not need permission to do?
Is there anyone in your group who causes regular negative issues for others? If so, explain.
What do you think those above you need to know about your work environment?
If you were in charge what would you do differently?
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