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Topic: The replies are bassed on the how of an organization (mission) is more important than the what (vision) My discucssion was based on what of an organization (vision) is more important than the how (mission).
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The “how” is more important than the “what” when it comes to organizational goals. The mission statement of an organization explains how a company will operate to reach a goal, and without it, the vision, or “what” the company wants to accomplish, is irrelevant. As Fuller and Green (2005) point out, a company’s vision does not become a reality by just wanting it to be so: Leaders must come up with a plan as to how to accomplish the vision, commit to the plan, and set those plans in motion. The acts of those leaders outline how the company will achieve their goals, therefore without the “how,” the vision would just be a lofty, unattainable fantasy.
Fuller, J.N & Green, J.C. (2005). The leader’s role in strategy.
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The mission of an organization is as important if not more important that the vision of that organization. Although the vision statement shows where an organization wants to end up, the mission statement can be the deciding factor in whether or not other companies choose to align themselves with an organization. The mission statement can include values held by the organization and its employees and speaks volumes on the values of the executives of that organization. The mission statement states who you are as an organization, who you serve and what you do that makes you unique in the market. An investor is more likely to make a sound decision on whether to invest or not based off the mission statement, not the vision statement. Anybody can have a vision but having a mission to reach that vision is more important.