Another pearl of wisdom from The End of Business was to keep things simple. Their point was that mission statements don’t mean anything to anybody and challenged you to write your mission statement in 8 words or less.
I decided to take up this challenge. Here are random mission statements compliments of Google. You decide – do 8 words still get the point across? Or do we lose something in the translation :
“This company leverages SharePoint to facilitate the sharing of information across geographical locations and to encourage staff to share ideas and thoughts on keeping our company a cutting edge supplier. We welcome innovative thinking in using SharePoint to streamline business processes to reduce the time to market on our products”.
Faster products, shared ideas, change through innovative thinking.
“To leverage the tools and resources that SharePoint technologies provide using existing infrastructure technologies such as Active Directory, Exchange, Microsoft Office, and other tools such as Performance Point and Project Server services. Enable the tools necessary to rapidly respond to business needs, enrich collaborative interaction by empowering the user the ability to share, create, and connect with University constituents and federated partners more effectively.”
Combining technologies allows users to collaborate effectively everywhere.
“This project seeks to implement SharePoint as an enterprise collaboration environment. Because SharePoint will fulfill a mission-critical role at the Organization, it must be conceived, deployed, and operated according to best practices, corporate policies, regulatory constraints, and in concert with other Organization initiatives.”
Aligning SharePoint to company initiatives and corporate governance.
“Our mission is to deliver superior, leading edge, SharePoint solutions that enable our customers to solve real business problems pragmatically and cost-effectively.”
Empowering customers through automated, cost-effective SharePoint solutions.
“The steering committee will provide a unified, centrally governed approach to the SharePoint environment. This team has the overriding authority for all architectural, design and development decisions, including all policies and procedures created for the SharePoint environment. It will strongly influence foundational and framework-related issues, as well as decisions regarding security and retention considerations for the deployment.”
Steering SharePoint into the future with total ownership.
Try it with yours and see how you do.