Mission Statement

Module 1: Mission Statement

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Create your Mission Statement

From Wikipedia: 

A mission statement is a short statement of why an organization exists, what its overall goal is, identifying the goal of its operations: what kind of product or service it provides and its primary customers or market. Include a statement of the organization’s values or philosophies or a desired future state—the “vision”.

A mission is not simply a description of an organization by an external party, but an expression, made by its leaders, of their desires and intent for the organization. The purpose of a mission statement is to communicate the organisation’s purpose and direction to its employees, customers, vendors, and other stakeholders. A mission statement also creates a sense of identity for its employees. Organizations normally do not change their mission statements over time, since they define their continuous, ongoing purpose and focus.

Three essential components

Key market: the target audience

Contribution: the product or service

Distinction: what makes the product unique or why the audience should choose it over another