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Tdol

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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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Joe said:
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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tdol said:
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?

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

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RonBee said:
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?

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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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tdol said:
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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They are thinking of merging allthe Equality commissions into one. They don't do that much. I attended a day's training with them. I gather they're not in favour of race hate.;-)
 

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tdol said:
They are thinking of merging allthe Equality commissions into one. They don't do that much. I attended a day's training with them. I gather they're not in favour of race hate.;-)

Um, I think you could have gotten that without attending the meeting.

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