How to Write an Effective Mission Statement
Posted on 02/26/2018
Mission statements—the driving force behind a business. Whether you’re a large company, small business, nonprofit organization or professional individual, we all have mission statements, and they all have an enormous influence. What exactly is a mission statement? A mission statement articulates a company’s purpose—the what, how and why of business.
Mission statements can be strong, powerful components of a business strategy, or they can be weak, feeble attempts at defining your purpose. A mission statement can drive a business towards success through a strong business communication strategy. Today we discuss how to write an effective mission statement.
1. Tell what the business does.
2. Describe how the business does it.
3. Explain why the business does it.
4. Simplify and personify.
Writing an effective mission statement is an integral part of building a successful business strategy. Be sure to include the what, how and why of your business, while simplifying and personifying the language you choose. Try out these tips to make sure your mission statement is as effective as possible.
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