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Dangers of Flawed Mission Statement

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Regarding the various aspects of strategic planning, including the mission and vision of the organization, answer the following:

These following three comical mission statements are used as a joke to point out that wording of mission statements should provide clear meaning and direction for all the stakeholders of an organization. "We have committed to synergistically fashion high-quality products so that we may collaboratively provide access to inexpensive leadership skills in order to solve business problems." "It is our job to continually foster world-class infrastructures as well as to quickly create principle-centered sources to meet our customer's needs." "Our challenge is to assertively network economically sound methods of empowerment so that we may continually negotiate performance-based infrastructures" So, what is your assignment for this week? Familiarize yourself with as many mission statements as possible from different organizations and companies and then answer the following questions: What are the dangers of having a flawed mission statement? How does a flawed statement affect the development of a unit's mission statement and subsequent individual job descriptions and goals?

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The dangers of having a flawed mission statement is the inability of the statement to help guide the actions of the organization and define the organization's purpose and primary objectives. The comical mission statements given in the example display the importance of utilizing clear, easy to understand language that can translate into a path to direct employees and stake holders toward action. The examples include buzz-words like "world-class infrastructures" ...

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This solution addresses the dangers of having a flawed mission statement, and outlines how a flawed mission statement can effect subsequent job descriptions and goals. APA reference is given.