Task 1:

Compile a mission statement for the institution you work for that reflects your position abut the aims and objectives of it. A scheme:

The mission statement of ………….. (institution) is to …..(do what), …. (for the sake of what / whom), …. (to reach what sort of objective).

The statement can be longer and may consist of several passages (cf. the mission statement of the Metropolitan Museum in New York in the “Further readings” section at the end of this chapter). Don’t forget that a good mission statement is precise, transparent and clear about actions to be taken. Be honest when formulating the mission – include simple but necessary objectives that have nothing to do with the “greater good” of mankind.

Analyse the activities of your institution: what is in line with this mission statement and what goes against it?