Creating a Web Team. Why do I need one and how to create one?

video-21Hi, I’m Mark Steinbrueck with OurChurch.Com. In this video, I want to talk about Creating a Web Team.

Why do I need one and how to create one?

1. What is a web team?

A web team, quite simply, is a group of people that is responsible for the website. They’re going to be the people that make the decisions on a website and also the people that maintain the website. It can be as small as two or three people, but it needs to be more than one individual.

2. Why do I need a web team?

Well, it’s very important that the web site have a team of people around it that are responsible for it. Having more than one person spreads out the workload. And having more than one person protects the website. This means that, when a decision is made by a team, it’s honored more than when a decision is made by an individual. And having a team provides back-up for when people are sick, busy, out of town or leave the organization.

3. How to create a web team and who should be on it?

Find those who are passionate about seeing your organization succeed. Set expectations for the amount of time that will be required on the web team. So maybe it’s just an hour a week. Maybe it’s thirty minutes a week. Whatever it might be, but set the expectations so that those who are on the web team understand what’s expected out of them. And involve different people from the organization. This way, the team represents a variety of interests for that organization.

4. Set expectations about the web team’s authority.

What you want to do with this is it’s very important to make sure that the web team has the authority to make decisions without having to go to someone outside the web team. You don’t want the concern of a web team’s decisions to be second-guessed or reversed by someone outside the team because they don’t like the decision that the web team has made. I found that it’s very important to get people that are fairly high within the organization’s decision making process, so that they feel comfortable in the decisions that were made on the website.

So, in summary;

  • What is a web team?
  • Why do I need one?
  • How to create a web team and who should be on it?
  • And setting the expectations about the web team.

Those are all very important questions to ask or things to think about when you go into the process of making a website.

So I hope that this video has been informative and it has provided some good guidance on a web team and the importance of a web team.

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Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as .

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