The Dream Team: Limiting and Defining Roles

22 May 2013 By Roger Devine

If you’ve been following this blog series, by now you’ve filled several sections in your teambuilding binder with job descriptions for key positions in the organizational chart.

Before we give you the remaining job descriptions – don’t worry, we will – I want to take the time to emphasize the key point in all of this org chart business:

In general, most auction teams don’t draw strong enough lines around these key positions; meaning, it often comes down to 3 or 4 people doing 80% of the work. This approach leads very quickly to volunteer burnout.

This series is designed to present a different idea_altogether. We’re suggesting that when you recruit someone to head up procurement for the silent auction or take the lead on ticket sales, that you don’t ask them to do anything more than that.

By clearly defining every key position, and never giving any one person more to do than they can reasonably accomplish (and keep their sanity), you’ll recruit solid team members, pull off a successful event, and keep your volunteers coming back.

So, stay tuned for the next in the series, which will focus on the position of Ticket Sales Captain.

And always remember the mantra: many hands make light work.

Onward and upward,