Organizational Priority Hierarchy
With all of the challenges that leaders face it is easy to overlook the importance of developing a meaningful purpose. However, nearly all organizational actions stem from a well understood and articulated purpose.
Purpose and Mission
All organizational decisions and actions begin with the mission or purpose. The purpose defines an identity; it is the organization's heart and soul. A clearly defined purpose or mission Is the number one priority for an organization because It guides organizational actions.
Organizational strategy is the development of objectives and a plan of action to accomplish the mission. Having a clearly defined purpose is critical in supporting decision making because objectives that are not aligned with the mission can easily be swept aside.
Teams are groups of people with various skills brought together by their interest in accomplishing the mission and the talents required by the strategy. It is the responsibility of leadership to create an emotionally compelling mission to recruit, retain, and motivate their teams.
Effective communication throughout the organization should focus on 2 objectives: first, cultivating a culture built upon the mission of the organization; second, correctly disseminating information throughout the organization, at the appropriate level, to empower personnel to accomplish the objectives.
Execution is the day to day operations and actions conducted to achieve the mission objectives. Each action taken is dictated by the strategic objectives which were developed by understanding the mission or purpose of the organization.