Difference Between Mission and Vision Statement
Summary: Difference Between Mission and Vision Statement is Vision Statement defines the best desired future state, the picture of what a corporation needs to realize over time. Mission statement defines this state or purpose of a corporation. Vision is like destination. Vision can change. While mission is the path and cannot be change.
1-Vision is like destination
2-Vision can change
3-Vision statement comes first
4-Vision statement is like a Short term goal.
5-Vision is where the company should go from here – in terms of volumes, product markets etc. This is also long term, but perhaps a shorter term than the mission.
6-Vision is a statement of some desired future state (as an example Microsoft’s vision was a computer on every desk and in every home).
7-Always start with values….which then drive the vision
8-I see a vision as something you want to achieve or create. It’s a way of implementing in the world who you are and want to be (your mission).
9-Vision talks about the future aspiration
10-Vision comes first. Vision is a mental picture of what I want to get or see. This could pertain to anything in life, money, property, health, profession, society, etc., absolutely anything you can think of. Vision is a Concept. Vision is an Idea.
11-Vision = long term goal, like e.g. after 10-20 years where you will be or what it the ultimate result you want. E.g. vision of India for 10 years is: to become a developed country.
1-Mission the path
2-But mission cannot change.
3-Mission statement comes next
4-Mission statement is like a long term goal
5-Mission is what the business exists for – the broad purpose of the business, what the promoters created the company for, or what the current people in charge of the affairs – BOD and shareholders think of it. For example, what broad consumer needs the company should be serving in the long run. The time frame here is the longest.
6-The mission statement (which originates with the military) should be informational. It should talk about what you do how you deliver it and who your clients are.
7-Always start with values….which then drive the vision and then the mission
8-I think Mission comes before Vision. I like Stephen Covey’s approach to Mission Statements in his book First Things First. And from his approach, a Mission Statement is a statement of who you are and want to be — whether as an individual or a company. It is a statement of your core values that guide you, how you see your purpose for being — as a human being or an organization.
9-Mission states our reasons for existence as an organization or purpose.
10-Mission is the way you go about achieving what you want to get or see. (Vision.) Mission is the Action Plan, the Game Plan, the Methodology.
11-Mission is how you reach there to achieve your vision. Mission will be: get edge in technology agriculture and education.