Elroy Technologies is a fast growing ICT firm in Nigeria that is aimed at providing professional ICT solutions and also building a knowledge driven organization that will harness the skills, technologies and numerous business opportunities in the ICT with innovations that would transform the way people do business globally.
Our vision is to transform lives globally by providing world class industry standard ICT solutions for global consumers. Our mission is to build a knowledge driven organization that will be become a global brand and our core value includes: Integrity, Professionalism, Competence, Commitment, Trust, Creativity and innovation, among others.
WHY YOU NEED CLEAR MISSION STATEMENT
In the course of providing services to individuals and organizations over the years, we noticed that many individuals and organizations do not have clear mission statements. This normally make it difficult to work with these individuals/organizations and at the same time these individuals and organizations find it difficult to succeed without clear mission statement.
However large percentage of successful companies, including most of the Fortune 500, have corporate mission statements. Mission statements are formed and written down to provide direction and thrust to an organization, a mission statement is an enduring statement of purpose. It acts as an invisible hand that guides the people in the organization. A mission statement explains the organization’s reason for its existence, and answers the questions, “What business are we in?” and “Why are we here?”
Below are examples of mission statements:
“To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential.”
“To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.
To touch the lives of people by providing their basic needs.
To transform lives and businesses by providing affordable world class ICT solutions.
A personal mission statement is a bit different from a company mission statement, but the fundamental principles are the same. Writing a personal mission statement offers the opportunity to establish what’s important and perhaps make a decision to stick to it before you even start a career, or it enables you to chart a new course when you’re at a career crossroads. Steven Covey (in First Things First) refers to developing a mission statement as “connecting with your own unique purpose and the profound satisfaction that comes from fulfilling it.”
A personal mission statement helps job-seekers identify their core values and beliefs. Michael Goodman (in The Potato Chip Difference: How to Apply Leading Edge Marketing Strategies to Landing the Job You Want) states that a personal mission statement is “an articulation of what you’re all about and what success looks like to you.”
The biggest problem most people face is not in wanting to have a personal mission statement, but actually writing it. So, to help you get started on your personal mission statement, we will show you five-step process of building a concise mission statement in our next post. So keep in touch!
(credits: Quintessential Careers)