Thanks to Seth’s Blog, and my last post on having a plan, I got to thinking about missions.
Mission seems to be much more … powerful, on purpose, guiding, direct.
Hey, I mean, goals are good too! But according to dictionary.com, a mission is:
It seems that even in the non-Christian-sense of the word, mission reflects a sense of “higher purpose” or larger aims and overall goals of a body or group.
Although I am sure it is all just a matter of semantics, I have decided to set up a few missions (rather than goals) for myself at work. You know of one of them already, which is why I am purposefully trying to smile more.
Here are my missions for my workplace:
- Create a positive, welcoming and friendly working environment
- Provide more training and support for new staff
- Create greater opportunities for ‘team time’
- Acknowledge the need for growth and advancement
- Promote and publicly acknowledge hard work and achievements of staff within the group and the greater community
- Develop an environment of trust and support, lending itself to long-term employment
- Discourage complaining, name calling and ‘drama’ and encourage helpfulness, problem solving, and positive thinking
- Have clear and open lines of communication
- Celebrate more!
Yeah, I know. Lofty, right?
But it sure can’t hurt to try! 🙂