Our employee-owners are empowered to work together to achieve exceptional results.
It also represents your opportunity to look to the future, to define your aspirations and to describe the type of organisation you wish to become (its ‘vision’).
There is often a careful balancing act to be performed.
The question we asked was: 'Given the values of our parent organisation what is the unique contribution that Beaumont College can bring? We thought the section on mission, vision and values helped clarify a number of issues for the team and in completing the exercises focussed people’s attention on ‘future talk’ which was energising and helpful.
It brought to light shared assumptions which were interesting to articulate given the different range of experiences of different team members.
Lofty statements of idealism may encourage a certain (perhaps justified) cynicism about the process, but at the same time it is important to aspire and inspire and to create a shared image of what your institution stands for and where it wants to be.