Damien J. Woodbury
AMP-492 Organizational Change and Development
November 25th 2012
The creation of a vision statement can be the detrimental factor of the company’s success. It not only shows the current status of the company but it also guides the audience on where the company wants to go in its future. A Vision Statement is oftentimes the signature of a company indicating what their “dream” was, when they opened up their business. A vision is that of the owner and what he/she wanted to achieve by owning and operating that business. In order to complete this vision, a mission statement will follow the vision and complete the businesses purpose of existence. A mission statement, on the other hand, handles the overall aim of the business. It oftentimes expresses its
quality of its product or the reliability of its service. The difference between a vision statement and a mission statement is mainly the vision for the company expressing what the company will become, and the mission statement is about the company’s content and what they consist of at the time. (Mindtools) Meals on Wheels
“Meals on Wheels” is a great organization that was originally developed to help out servicemen during WWII. It then continued its roots by serving Philadelphia in the 1950s as a home-delivery program serving those that are hungry. The focus since the 70s has been to serve senior citizens who still live at home but are not capable making themselves food or even for others to bring them food (Meals on Wheels) MOW Vision Statement
The company’s vision statement is as following: “Is to end senior hunger by 2020”. Although this vision statement is very short, I believe it is very much to the point. It explains why the company exists, and what it exists for. It gives a detailed time-line and describes what it will do by a certain time-frame: end hunger! This vision is very effective and it is also motivating. If MOW really believes to end hunger in...
References: Meals on Wheels (2012). Meals on Wheels Association of America. Alexandria, VA.
Mind Tools (1996). Mission Statements and Vision Statement. Wiltshire, United Kingdom.
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