In a previous video, I gave some advice on how to write a mission statement. However, there is a lot of confusion between the mission versus the vision of an organization. I mentioned this difference briefly in the video blog, but here is a table that will help you gain greater clarity between the two. If you are still confused, please watch our video “Mission-Vision-Values: The Foundation of Every Great Company“, or contact me directly. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you and help you gain the clarity you need as a business leader.
Sometimes business owners ask me if it is really that important to have a written mission statement. In many companies it seems to just be a plaque on the wall with little or no value. Here is why I think it is critical that every business (even small businesses) have a clear, written mission statement.