The Analysis of Mission and Vision Statements and the Company's Strategic Direction paper is an individual assignment that focuses on the analysis of the mission and vision statement and strategic direction of a fairly well known company.
Company - Office Depot
There are two parts to this assignment. Part 1 focuses on the mission statement of the selected organization. Part 2 focuses on the strategic direction of the selected organization.
Select an organization from the list above;
Research the organization's website and identify the mission statement and vision statement;
Research the challenges the organization is facing consider the objectives the organization has established for revitalization;
Evaluate the mission and vision statements to determine whether these statements align with the objectives of the organization (this requires research to identify new objectives);
Using the Characteristics of the Mission Statement website http://www.zainbooks.com/books/management/strategic-management_6_characteristics-of-a-mission-statement.html
o Create a three-column table in which you (1) list the salient characteristics of the mission statement; (2) identify those elements of the mission statement that comport with the characteristic from the article, and (3) provide any comments, recommendations, or criticism of the company's mission statement.
o The table should be no more than one page.
Students will identify strategies presented in this course that are currently being used by the company. The strategies should be identified and discussed at the corporate, business, and functional levels.
Required Elements to include in Strategic Analysis:
Discuss strategies used at the corporate, business and function levels using the concepts learned in the course.
The discussion focuses on how the organization's (Office Depot) mission relates to strategies developed at the corporate, business, and functional levels. Examples of strategies are provided.
Mission, Values, and Vision for Abiomed
The company is Abiomed.
a. Identify the organization for which you would like to complete or are considering completing a strategic plan. You may focus this study on a specific department, group, division, or function, within the organization.
b. Provide a brief background of this organization, including its products/services and customers.
c. Look for the organization's mission and vision statements. Modify or improve them to achieve as much clarity as possible.
d. How do the mission, vision, and values aid the organization in reaching its desired end state?
e. What components of the strategic management process need to be analyzed in light of the new strategy?
f. What effect will the outcomes of the new strategy have on the leadership and culture of the organization? How will the outcomes affect stakeholders?