Mr. Covey tells us that the best mission statements that are written for organizations are the ones all the members of the organization are involved in writing. If folks who work for a company are permitted to be involved in writing the company’s core values and principles, the individual employees more readily buy into the company’s primary vision of service.
Individual departments within an organization can even have mission statements defining how they will play their roll out in the main organizations scheme of things; outlining rules on how they will interact with each other within their own department, plus other departments in the company, as well. Stephen tells us; he has personally seen where this works far more effectively then when the statement is written by a few people at the top; most of the other employees in the company not even knowing that the mission statement exists.