Forget ‘priorities’, you can only have one ‘priority’!26 August 2017
What is culture5 February 2018
An organisational purpose is your north star! It's your guiding light. It explains why your people come to work and defines what they do all day. Your purpose is what pilots your organisation into the future and against which everything your organisation does should be measured.
A purpose gives your team clarity, direction and focus and should be the very heartbeat of your organisation. The starting point for any business should be to ensure that you can clearly define your organisation’s purpose in three parts:
The mission: what an organisation does. This is what happens each and every day at the coalface (Google “organises the world's information”; Disney “makes people happy”).
The values: how an organisation behaves. This defines what is and is not appropriate to do while executing the mission. (For example Zappos aims to - “Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded; Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit; Be Passionate and Determined; Be humble”.)
The vision: where the organisation is going. The business’ vision should be “a big hairy audacious goal” that the organisation aims to achieve. (Amazon Kindle wants to make “Every book ever printed in every language all available in 60 seconds from anywhere on the planet”).
"We believe that every organisation has a North Star – a guiding purpose that remains true over time. Often the trick is finding that North Star through the haze"
Keith Yamashita & Sandra Spataro
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