Although widely derided (usually for being out of touch and not reflecting the realities ‘on the ground’) many organisations persevere with mission statements and the like in order to express their sense of direction.
What gives your organisation a sense of direction?
Would you call this ‘strategy’? ‘vision’ or something else?
To what extend does it spring from within the organisation, and to what extend is it a response to the environment?
To what extent is it ‘owned’ by the workforce?
Is there any evidence of a tensions between the espoused values and actual behaviour?