Clarifying roles and boundaries
Created: December 17, 2020 at 11:42 AM | Updated: December 17, 2020 | By NZ Navigator Trust
The division of roles and responsibilies in community organisations can be difficult to clearly define, and can vary significantly from one organisation to the next.
This resource includes a table that shows how areas can be split between the governance team's role (carrying ultimate responsibility) and the staff (delivering within set targets/boundaries).
The table will give you a starting point to determine how the division of roles works best in your organisation.
The essential distinctions between these roles are:
- the role of the governance team is to lead, direct and ensure the organisation operates effectively; and
- the role of the staff is to manage, implement and carry out work that helps the organisation achieve its mission/overall purpose.
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