Assignment: Chapter 5 – Directional Strategies
Is it necessary for organizational mission statements to include all the components discussed in this chapter? How do you decide what components to include?
Think of an organization that you know relatively well and attempt to construct a mission statement in light of the components of missions discussed in this chapter. What components did you choose to emphasize in the statement? Why? What components do you think embodies the distinctiveness of the organization?
Indicate two ways in which an organizational vision is different from other types of directional strategies?
Is has been said that vision is necessarily a responsibility of leaders. Why is it important for health care organizations to have “keepers of the vision?”
How can health care managers more effectively use directional strategies to stimulate higher levels of performance among all personnel?