As the church wrestles with being the Ekklesia in our ever-converged digital/physical world, the environment of the church office is affected as well. I have heard of some churches that do not have a physical office at all while others require staff to maintain a constant, physical presence in the office.
I want to share with you this great podcast by Don Miller of The Storybrand Podcast. He interviews two guests with two contrasting points of view.
- Bryan Miles, author of Virtual Culture: The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore (Check it out on Amazon. Affiliate Link)
- Jacob Morgan, author of The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces they Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate (Check it out on Amazon. Affiliate Link)
While this podcast is targeted more at the business world, we are all living in this same converged digital/physical culture, so I believe this is well worth listening to as a church leader.
What are your thoughts? Should the church adopt a culture of staff working from virtual offices, stick with physical only, or a hybrid approach? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.