Clearly, explain why the select Mission Statement and Vision Statement is effective or ineffective; offer supporting rationale for your explanation

Learning Activity # 1

 

Organizations must clearly articulate a Mission Statement and Vision Statement in order to strategically plan.  Failing to understand that initial step of the Strategic Planning process often leads an organization away from, instead of towards, effective strategic planning.  Below are four (4) Mission Statements and four (4) Vision Statements; select ONE Mission Statement and ONE Vision Statement.  Clearly, explain why the select Mission Statement and Vision Statement is effective or ineffective; offer supporting rationale for your explanation and be sure to reference your statements using proper APA formatting.

 

Mission Statements

 

McDonald’s vision is to be the world’s best quick service restaurant experience.  Being the best means providing outstanding quality, service, cleanliness, and value so that we make every customer in every restaurant smile.

 

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.  To enhance the quality of life for all as we age.  We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

 

To create a shopping experience that pleases our customers; a workplace that creates opportunities and a great working environment for our associates; and a business that achieves financial success.

 

Vision Statements

 

GM’s vision is to be the world leader in transportation products and related services.  We will earn our customers’ enthusiasm through continuous improvement driven by the integrity, teamwork, and innovation of GM people.

 

 

Develop, deploy, and manage a diverse set of scalable and strategic knowledge management tools to serve our customers, improving the possibility of overall satisfaction among our diverse customer profiles to build the largest and most complete Amateur Radio community site on the Internet.

 

We intend to provide our customers with the best online shopping experience from beginning to end, with a smart, searchable website, easy-to-follow instructions, clear and secure payment methods, and fast, quality delivery.

 

Offer supporting the rationale for your explanation and be sure to reference your statements using proper APA formatting.

 

Learning Activity # 2

 

The “5 P’s of Strategy” capture the complexity of defining Strategic Management.  Select ONE of the “5 P’s” – (1) explain why you selected that particular concept, i.e., why do you believe it is important to the overall strategic management process and (2) explain whether that particular concept requires more of a perspective of art or science from the strategic leaders point of view.

 

Clearly explain your position;  offer supporting rationale for your explanation and be sure to reference your statements using proper APA formatting.

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