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in search of a mission
what is a Mission Statement?
as man has always striven to define a purpose for existence, so should
businesses ask themselves "Why are we here?" and establish a mission statement.
It is not enough to assume that everyone shares a common understanding of where Mikro is going and why it wants to get there. A mission statement clearly answers the questions: "To what do we aspire?" "What is our dream?" "What is our purpose?"
old Communist Party of the USSR had a very fine mission statement, namely,
The Communist Manifesto.
have fun and we might accidentally learn something. "Fun" is something
every kid carries in his heart anyway. Don't confuse tactics with strategy.
Don't lose sight of the larger goals with smaller ones. Don't incorporate
into your mission statement something that doesn't make the people who
have to live it stand up and say, "Yeah, let's go!" When Cicero spoke,
Most mission statements read like a list of ingredients on the side of a cereal box. We need a statement pulsing with panache, vibrating with verve, bristling with brioche (wait... that's a bun, isn't it? well, maybe it's still appropriate), a statement that captures the joie de vie of being a Mikro'tian in Berlin.
The mission statement should express the importance of being on the front end of technology, set the philosophical direction of Mikro and continue to follow the community trends and respond to that. It should be something you can memorize, recite and hold close to your heart.
have the mission statements printed on wallet-size cards for each employee
of Mikro as well as having it displayed in framed wall units. We have a
banner hanging with our mission statement on it. It is also in the employee
handbook and everyone has a cardboard copy to hang on their office wall.
Mikro also includes it in the brochure we give to clients and in press
releases that we send out. But we haven't had a chance to implement the
new mission statement into culture yet.
The Mikro Mission Managment Office (MMMO) is responsible for Advanced Studies and Direct Mission Support activities including the Customer Interfaces and Databases involved with planning, development, and management of mission support requirements.
The studies prescribed by Mikro have four major purposes: to provide a rich cultural background against which people can build rewarding lives; to present current communications problems in the context of their origin and development; to prepare people for productive roles; and to provide a foundation for research in the growing knowledge of mass communications.
Mikro seeks to protect and expand the public's right to use published works and ideas. We will work to redirect and reduce the powers of copyrights, patents and trademarks, so that they achieve the intended benefits--more progress for the public--without unnecessarily restricting what ordinary people can do.
Mikro ensures that records which have value as authentic evidence of administrative, corporate, cultural and intellectual activity are made, kept and used. The work of Mikro is vital for ensuring organisational efficiency and accountability and for supporting understandings of Berlin life through the management and retention of its personal, corporate and social memory.
commit to: comprehensive financial planning that provides for adequate
cash reserves, recapitalization, maintained infrastructure, quality spending,
and minimizing debt while living primarily on a residential tax base.
only people who are entitled to a mission statement are missionaries. But
the so-called mission statements concocted by most organizations are monstrosities
of overinflation and obfuscation, insults to the language. People and organizations
with mission statements are always bad news. My advice would be to put
your trust in those who, like Mikro, have no idea what they are
doing or why - but who at least are honest enough to admit it.
Therefore YOU tell us what our Mission is:
Send us your found mikro.missions