The Absence of a Strategic Mission




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Isaac E. Kruger
Management Consultant, South Africa

The Absence of a Strategic Mission

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...
 

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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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Simonhorsman
 

Ashridge Mission Model - (Campbell)

This is the first time I've looked at this model, but I like it lot. I'd say it was fairly mainstre... Sign up

 
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Manami Sase
CEO, Japan
 

No Communication of Mission

In Japan, many top managers don't communicate what is the vision, mission, values. Many people can'... Sign up

 
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D P BABU
Strategy Consultant, India
 

Absence of Strategic Mission is of a Larger Dysfunctional Organizational Perceptive

Strategic mission is the identity as well as the role and place of an organization in the socio-econ... Sign up

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

Keep it Simple

I believe in a clearly defined mission / vision statements with simple objectives which are easy to ... Sign up

 
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Carol Roberts
Management Consultant, Canada
 

The Absence of a Strategic Mission

-- Where there is no vision the people perish --. This old proverb applies to moving forward withou... Sign up

 
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Wulf-Dieter Krueger
Teacher, Thailand
 

Some Missions are Hiding the Actual Targets

Sarcastically I would rather say that you need a strategic mission to hide the fact that you have no... Sign up

 
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Rafael Angel Calvo Arguedas
Business Consultant
 

Strategic Mission for Entrepreneurs

Having a strategic mission is important for would-be entrepreneurs, since it provides them a sense o... Sign up

 
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Keshia Nelson-Brown
Accountant, Jamaica
 

Strategic Mission acts as a Measuring Stick

A strategic mission is important, it acts as the measuring stick to assess the accomplishments of th... Sign up

 
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jules Nkundwa, Tanzania
 

Strategic Mission Important for Large Organizations

Strategic mission is very important for large organisations. I can't imagine a multinational company... Sign up

 
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Anantharaman
Professor, India
 

Missions are Often Misunderstood

Organizations make statements of their vision and mission and publish them in their annual reports. ... Sign up

 
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R.J. van Schaik
Management Consultant, Netherlands
 

Any Road...

There's an old saying: "If you don't know where you're going, any road will do". That is exactly wh... Sign up

 
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Clifford Dube
Project Manager
 

Planning to Go Nowhere...

Compare a mission to someone who plans a journey. In order to move from where you are there must be ... Sign up

 
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Katie Chan
Management Consultant, United States
 

Organisation Mission versus Employee Mission

A defined company mission is important, but as discussed it's not unusual that employees have their ... Sign up

 
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Wilfredo E. Taveras C.
Financial Consultant, Dominican Republic
 

The Effects of the Absence of a Strategic Mission

I have read all interesting reaction about the topic, and I think Mauricio from Brazil is quite righ... Sign up

 
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Mauricio Crippa
Manager, Brazil
 

Emergent Strategies

Remember the fact a company doesn't have a formal strategic planning process, this doesn't mean it d... Sign up

 
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Sean Smith
Analyst, Australia
 

How's This for a Novel Approach?

Some very interesting comments here. My personal view is organisations should have a clearly articul... Sign up

 
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Sibusiso
South Africa
 

Employees Have no Sense of Mission

In South Africa, I find it difficult to relate to the assumptions posed by the article. Employees i... Sign up

 
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Michael McAteer, Canada
 

Supporting the Misson

It is imperative that companies have a mission / vision what's more important is that each level is ... Sign up

 
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Manami Sase
CEO, Japan
 

The Tacit Strategic Mission

What is the strategy mission? I think that one of motivation is coming from "munasawagi", "kazenota... Sign up

 
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Adewuni Stephen Oladapo
Student (MBA), Nigeria
 

Strategic Mission Shows the Corporate Direction

An organisation without strategic mission operates in the market without direction. Hence the hope o... Sign up

 
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Lloyd Madzokere
Student (Other), Zimbabwe
 

A Mission Helps to Focus

A mission helps in focusing the effort, ideas and energy towards the attainment of organisational go... Sign up

 
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Popoola Olanrewaju
Student (University), Nigeria
 

Mission: the Secret of Most Great Achiever

The problem of most African leaders is the lack of a mission or the presence of a mission based on s... Sign up

 
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Wulf-Dieter Krueger
Teacher, Thailand
 

Mission and Vision Matter

Mission and Vision Matter - provided they are sincere and well communicated. I can think of 3 examp... Sign up

 
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Akolgo Isaac
Analyst, Ghana
 

A Mission Gives a Sense of Direction

In the world, the greatest thing is not so much where we stand, but rather the direction we are goin... Sign up

 
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Thabo Motsoasele
Project Manager, South Africa
 

Empoloyee Buy in and Dynamic World

I have read all the interesting comments and would like to emphasize that the model will not be succ... Sign up

   

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