The Absence of a Strategic Mission

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Isaac E. Kruger, Management Consultant, South Africa
In any organisation there is a time to reflect and/or report. But how can one reflect and report if there is no clear defined objective/mission? A lot of managers still miss that point. One cannot asses how far you are if you don't know where you are going... (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Mauricio Crippa, Manager, Brazil

The Absence of a Strategic Mission

I do believe to have a clearly defined mission is an important driver to company strategy, but I disagree it's a "thing you can't live without".
In fact, we see several private and family held companies without a formal strategic plan, but well guided by the founder's entrepreneur personal vision and beliefs.
I do think it's better to have clear values, intrinsically defined, but internalized overall the processes, than a "lab built" mission which few could believe or even understand.


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  Manami Sase, CEO, Japan

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  D P BABU, Strategy Consultant, India

Absence of Strategic Mission is of a Larger Dysfunctional Organizational Perceptive

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  Sam Hwambo. BA Hons. Bus Stud (Open), Accountant, Zimbabwe

Keep it Simple

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  Carol Roberts, Management Consultant, Canada

The Absence of a Strategic Mission

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  Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand

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  Rafael Angel Calvo Arguedas, Business Consultant

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  Keshia Nelson-Brown, Accountant, Jamaica

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  jules Nkundwa

Strategic Mission Important for Large Organizations

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  Anantharaman, Professor, India

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  R.J. van Schaik, Management Consultant, Netherlands

Any Road...

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  Clifford Dube, Project Manager

Planning to Go Nowhere...

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  Katie Chan, Management Consultant, United States

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  Wilfredo E. Taveras C., Financial Consultant, Dominican Republic

The Effects of the Absence of a Strategic Mission

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  Mauricio Crippa, Manager, Brazil

Emergent Strategies

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  Sean Smith, Analyst, Australia

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  Sibusiso, South Africa

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  Michael McAteer

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  Manami Sase, CEO, Japan

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  Adewuni Stephen Oladapo, Student (MBA), Nigeria

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  Lloyd Madzokere, Student (Other), Zimbabwe

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  Popoola Olanrewaju, Student (University), Nigeria

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  Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand

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  Akolgo Isaac, Analyst, Ghana

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  Thabo Motsoasele, Project Manager, South Africa

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