A company is not a family
I read this article and found it sparked my thought processes. A company is not a family
Some Key Differences
as explained in the article
- You choose to work at a company whereas you do not choose your family
- There comes a time when you will leave a company for whatever reason
- A company may decide to terminate your employment
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- A family invests the most time and money in its least functional members i.e. babies whereas a company invests in its CEO
- A company has goals and vision whereas a family just values being together for its own sake
- A family will pool resources and allocate on a basis of need whereas as a company allocates resources on a basis of best return on investment
- A company celebrates corporate success whereas a family celebrates individual success
Is a church a company or a family?
Many churches will consider themselves as a church family that espouses family values. Church as a family
Much use in Scripture is made of the family greeting of brother and sister or of children of God.
The main application made by those who talk about the local church as the family of God is that we are to feel a similar love for the brothers and sisters in our congregation as we feel towards our brothers and sisters in blood.
Core leadership values
Surely the biggest difference between a church and a corporation is the leadership style. A business leads from the top, with the CEO establishing a vision and culture that the rest of the team are expected to endorse and uphold. By contrast a church leader is, like a politician?, a servant of the people.
In the same way, the Son of Man did not come to be served. He came to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many people
Some critical boundaries
- Dysfunctional families, churches and companies exist The Simpsons
- Each type of relationship has its boundaries and in some cases to cross the boundary can constitute criminal activity. Rules whether written or not establish what is a safe or an abusive relationship within the organisation.