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Hi All, Could anyone please help me by providing any information on what exactly is the difference between a company’s mission statement and its vision.. Regards Neha
From India, Bhubaneswar
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From India, Coimbatore
Hi.. Mission is short term, changable, definite,usually in numbers, values.. Vision is long term, more focus on quality, shows benefits to society etc.. Thanks, Nidhi
From India, New Delhi
I always had this question in mind. I did lot of reading on this in boks like Winning by Jack Welch & Strategy Maps by Robert S Kaplan, David P. Norton.
And I am sharing what I have come to understand :-
MISSION: A concise internally focussed statement of the reason for the Organizations existence, basic purpose, values that guide employee activities.Misssion should also describe how the orgn expects to compete & deliver value to customers.
VISION: A concise statement that defines the mid to long term (3-10 year) goals of the orgn. Vision is external & market oriented and should express-often in colorful or visionary terms-how the orgn wants to be perceived by the world.
Hope that helps.

From India, Gurgaon
Hi, Vision is what you foresee your company wanted to be Mission is the path to achieve that vision Means....... The method and ways(Mission) you take to achieve the Vision. Thanks Sandhya
From India, Bangalore
It’s very simple, just keep in mind the following: Vision: WHAT a company want to BE? Mission: HOW a company want to BE? Regards, Khalid +971 55 7901111

I was just doing some research on the net while came across your question. So just wanted to make it more clear.

Difference :
  • A mission is what an organization does, its action; a vision is what an organization would like to happen as a result of the action that it does.
  • Mission equals the action; vision is the ultimate result of the action.
  • Mission answers the question “What would not happen if we were not here as an organization?” Or more positively, “What change is achieved because we exist?
  • Vision answers the question: “What are the results, the ends, the consequences of our action?”
  • Vision looks forward; mission looks at today.
I hope its more clear now..
Good luck!:)

From India
Hi All,

As per my understanding, everything in life has a pupose. Our birth had a purpose so we can come in human race, joining of our school had a purpose so we can get a good education or anything in life we do has a purpose which we can call the ultimate goal. Vision we can say is the future of any organization, what the organization wants to achieve, become or we can can say setting up an organization keeping in mind to achieve something. Like an coaching institute has been set up in a rural aea for the purpose of imparting cheap and best knowledge and education to the rural people, this purpose becomes the Vision of that coaching institute.

Coming to the mission, a mission is short term and a long term activities involved in achieving the future or purpose of any thing. Taking the same example of coaching institute, hiring the best faculty members, to open up branches in varous rural ciies and making the institute equipped with all modern facilities can be its mission.

I would like to hear your comments regarding th same....

From India, Delhi
Mission is the only KEY which is used to open the LOCK called vision.
Mission is PRESENT.Vision is FUTURE.
While working in a company based on mission, vision appears and to achieve the vision we need the mission.

From India, Coimbatore
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