query: mission statements

colist-admin at comm-org.utoledo.edu colist-admin at comm-org.utoledo.edu
Mon Dec 25 13:45:46 CST 2000

[ed:  Susan offers a caution on doing mission statements.]

From: Gerda at sirius.com

In my experience, when a mission statement process in controlled 
form the top down it becomes a ritualistic exercise. The boards 
I have served on did mission statements this way, and we spent a 
long time crafting turgid language that was always just 
something on paper, that got shelved, and never changed a thing. 
This seems like a terrible waste of time when the group's actual 
work is so urgent.

susan talcott in berkeley

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