Purpose. Mission. Vision. Values. What’s the difference?Purpose: Why you exist.Vision: What the world looks like when your purpose is realised. Mission: How you get from Purpose to Vision. Your quest.Values: What you stand for. How you behave.
Your purpose and vision are the glue of your organisation, the guiding north-star. They’re the things that keep you keeping on even though they’re never realised. Your mission and values on the other hand are activated every single day. And they’re best brought to life in a Manifesto. (My how I love Manifesto’s!)
Here’s the one we live by at The Slow School of Business. Happy reading…
Our Learning Manifesto
We are all teachers and we are all students. We are each responsible for own learning. We define success on our own terms. We accept nothing without question.
We are creative and imaginative. We follow our intuition.
We talk less. We ask good questions. We listen deeply to the answers. We refrain from giving unsolicited advice. We give honest feedback and we do it with love.
We know that knowledge is nothing without action. We learn best by doing. We take action to get clarity. We treat failures as experiments.
We are slow and mindful in our actions. We practice meditation and we pause for reflection. We play games, act and do activities to expand our creativity.
We are openhearted and open-minded. We are vulnerable, honest and transparent. We give, and get, deep respect. We do not judge. We give more and take less. We do what we say we will.
We care deeply for each other, our community and the planet.
We share the real stuff. We cry. We laugh. We dine together.
We take the road less travelled. We are visionaries, renegades and mischief-makers. We pursue a higher purpose. We work towards prosperity – for everyone.
We know that ‘slow and steady’ wins the race. We also know there is no race, for we believe in co-operation and collaboration, not competition.
We trust that when we come together to learn, connect, collaborate and play with a shared vision of a better world, that everything is possible…absolutely everything.
The Purpose Project is a program that uses human-centred design principles to help you unearth, articulate and activate purpose in your company. The methodology involves everyone from every corner of the organisation. We help you:
- Co-create a meaningful company purpose statement using a proven framework and a deep understanding of higher purpose and it’s purpose.
- Unearth the behaviour you require in your company in order to activate purpose by co-designing and then producing your company Manifesto.
- Develop personal Purpose Maps for each employee that ties directly into the company purpose and their own purpose and passion.
Discover the tools for yourself at The Purpose Project public workshop. Find out more