Discussion 1: The Influence of Mission and Vision on Planning
As you read the following mission statements, think about what you might deduce about each organization:
An organization’s mission describes its core purpose. In partnership with the organization’s vision, which communicates a future-focused direction, the mission provides a basis for planning and decision making at all levels of the organization.
For this Discussion, you compare mission and vision statements from multiple organizations and consider how these statements relate to planning.
Research the mission and vision statements of three different types of organizations: a for-profit health care organization, a not-for-profit health care organization, and an organization outside of health care. As you examine the organizations’ mission and vision statements, consider the following:How effectively do the mission statements articulate the organization’s purpose?How effectively do the vision statements reflect future aims?Do the mission and vision statements convey who (which groups) the organizations serve? Do they indicate obligations to various stakeholders?Are the statements an appropriate length?What do you glean about how leaders in health care and in other industries envision and convey mission and vision?What do you discern about the interdisciplinary nature of crafting mission and vision statements by looking across organizations, including those outside of health care?