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Vision and Mission Statement

What are some of the key characteristics that comprise a desirable vision beyond those typically present in a mission statement?

How has vision specifically taken shape in your workplace experience?

Describe whether or not it has been a successful guideline by which decisions and actions are made within that organization.

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Some key characteristics that comprise a desirable vision beyond those typically present in a mission statement are important. They are used to inspire, motivate, pragmatic, and are systematic. For example, on the Catholic Charities website they have five sentences explaining their mission (Catholic Charities, 2010). Here is their mission, and I believe it sets them apart from any other organization I have worked for in the past. "Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a sign of God's love and compassion in the community. The mission of Catholic Charities is to extend to all persons the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Catholic Charities provides culturally sensitive social services to those in need, without regard to race, religion or socioeconomic status. As an advocate for social justice, ...

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This solution provided key characteristics that are needed in a mission and vision statement for an organization.

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