Strategic Roadmap: Mission
Does your organization have a mission statement? It is very important for an organization to understand why they exist. If all the employees understand what are the activities that are most important the talents that they can bring to the organization in what their passions are they will truly understand why the organization exists.
Matt Kerzner: The first step is the mission. The mission is a one-sentence statement that is going to let all your employees know what you stand for, why you exist. An organization's mission statement should clearly communicate what it is that you do.
When developing a mission statement, your organization should think about the following questions: What are our greatest accomplishments?What are the activities that are most important to us within the organization? What are the natural talents you and your employees have that add value? Your talent, your strengths, your abilities. Lastly, as an organization, we need to know what we're passionate about. The simple act of reading your mission statement can help your organization re-focus their attention and energy to meet the business-specific goals.
Once you developed your mission, vision, values, goals and objectives it will be important that each employee developed their own individual actions to help the organization move in the desired direction.
When looking at initiatives and projects it's very important to understand what is in scope and out of scope of the project and to identify all the resources that are needed to make this initiative successful.
This part of the Strategic Roadmap podcast series continues with strategies and measures. There are three major strategies that an organization should concentrate including business development, operating efficiency and bench strength.
It is very important for the organization to really think through the objectives and goals that they would like to accomplish. The SMART model should be implemented to help develop those goals - specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timeframe
The vision for an organization is what we want to be when we grow up. It's a very strategic statement that will let the employees know that this is the direction of the organization and what we want to be one year three years and five years from now.
Core values are what an organization believes in. When an organization puts core values together it can help all employees understand what they need to believe in to all be working in the same direction.