It is amazing to me how important a mission statement and values are. I used to think they were a waste of time, which, at the time, they probably were. But without a framework, how can anybody work together to get anything done? How can we agree on what success looks like without knowing what success looks like?
We have been struggling with this lately here. Each person has their own idea of what matters and what doesn’t. Their own idea of what a home run is. Their own idea of success.
Even though the idea of sitting down and working through what the point is sounds awful, do it. When it is all over, everyone will be on the same page, headed for the same goal. Success (or failure) will be obvious…or at least more obvious.