Crews Blind Without Organizational Vision

Chiaramonte, Mike
March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p34
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the lack of motivation, mission statement and organizational vision in many fire departments and offices. A vision that all the members of the department know and buy-in to is essential for motivation. A vision establishes the direction for the department. It sets the organization's sights on where it wants to be in. A vision should not be easy, nor should it be extremely difficult. All organizations need mission statements that define the reason for an organization's existence and the ways in which it accomplishes its vision and ensures its values. A living mission statement is the driving force that will accelerate motivation. It allows the vision to come alive.


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