Your mission and vision are not just nice words that go on your website or a wall. Your mission and vision are important tools that should be used every day. They are not just inspirational platitudes, but important instruments for those working on the nitty-gritty aspects of the business.
The company’s mission and vision are decision-making filters. When faced with a decision – whether involving a product, customer service, team relationship, leadership dilemma, etc. – you need to decide if it aligns with the mission and vision. Does it represent what the organization is striving for? The mission and vision are the truth test. Do we believe enough in our goals to ensure we are doing what needs to be done to achieve them?
This is the purpose of your mission and vision – to guide your employees’ actions and behaviours. If yours are not clear enough to do this, then you should consider re-vamping them. There is no excuse for employees not to know the company’s mission and vision. They should be something they think about every day.
A Team Human Conversation
Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.
Do you know the mission and vision for your organization?
How clearly can you connect your mission and vision to your daily work?
How often do you use your mission and vision to make decisions? How can you do so more often?