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    Mission Statements

    Does anyone really care about Mission statements? Most bore me to tears. What has gone so wrong with the language of business in the last few years?...

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    Re: Mission Statements

    I go to the "read more" link and read nothing more. How can I read it? :)

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    Re: Mission Statements

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    I go to the "read more" link and read nothing more. How can I read it? :)
    Apparently, there isn't any more. However, people are invited to comment. Perhaps Tdol will explain to us what a mission statement is.

    :)

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    Here, companies write a couple of sentences of vapid wishful thinking meant to be the core values of the company. I just find the language of much business so grindingly dull.

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    Re: Mission Statements

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    I go to the "read more" link and read nothing more. How can I read it? :)
    I hadn't saved it prperly in the program I use to write the entries and had saved the other version in the wrong place. Try this now:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/profile...es/000099.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Here, companies write a couple of sentences of vapid wishful thinking meant to be the core values of the company. I just find the language of much business so grindingly dull.
    I now recall that term now that you reminded me that it used in a business context. It doesn't seem that companies used to need such things. After all, if you manufactured shirts that is what you did. What would you need a mission statement for?

    :)

    P.S. Do you have some examples of mission statements you have seen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    now recall that term now that you reminded me that it used in a business context. It doesn't seem that companies used to need such things. After all, if you manufactured shirts that is what you did. What would you need a mission statement for?

    :)

    P.S. Do you have some examples of mission statements you have seen?
    I will.

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    Years ago, I worked for a department store in the UK (BHS). We were required to remember the company's mission statement as part of our training.

    I can't remember any of it now though..... :wink:

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    We are supposed to memorise our equal opportunity statement in case the CRE (Commission for Racial Equality) ever comes in to check us out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    We are supposed to memorise our equal opportunity statement in case the CRE (Commission for Racial Equality) ever comes in to check us out.
    You have a Commission for Racial Equality? What does a Commission for Racial Equality do? (I thought PC was bad in this country (USA), but at least we don't have a Commission for Racial Equality.)

    :)

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