Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?
Try asking mission questions.
Mines the value of asking mission questions to get at the core of your company, which serve in place of a statement, always providing a way for your company to check itself.
Notes that statements require no action after they are created, but questions always motivate your company and leaders to ask where they are headed. Questions provide a reality check to make sure your company stays on it's original track.
Where traditional mission statements are stowed away and forgotten, questions remain active, and here are some examples of powerful ones to ask:
While the intention is not for all companies to use the same questions, the examples provided are powerful and get at the essence of a company. You should adapt the questions as needed to fit the needs of your company.
But, the real value is in returning to these questions frequently, ensuring that you are on the right path, asking you to do something rather than passively reading a statement. The original article provides useful examples of how companies have employed these.
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Source is FastCoDesign.com
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Before you go, what questions would you add or subtract from the list?
By Darin L. Hammond
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