Mission and Vision Statements

Facilitating Mid-Year Performance Discussion
May 1, 2017
November 25, 2017

New leaders,

Do you understand the impact a mission statement or vision statement have on how you perform your job? Mission statements are a valuable component when cultivating a group of shared mental models to increase productivity.  In contrast to a vison statement, the mission statement is the pivot point of employee engagement. The mission statement is a statement for what the various organizational units do and what they hope to accomplish.

I’ve come to see that writing personal mission statements or vision statements is very useful because it allows you to articulate your core values and refer back to them when needed to make important decisions. In addition, every year you should re-examine your actions to see if they are still aligned with your values.

“If you are not sure where you are going, you are liable to end up someplace else.”

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