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My general practice wants to develop a mission statement for the organisation; how should we go about doing this?

I have worked in enough organisations to have a healthy cynicism regarding mission statements. I still recall the following one: 'It is our responsibility to globally build virtual services that endeavour to promote high-payoff paradigms that exceed customer expectations.' What does this mean?

Too often a new chief executive (or senior partner/manager) is keen to come up with a corny, clichéd statement while everyone else is keen to focus on doing their jobs effectively.

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