the objective of our GG OFN Vision sessions was to create an organizational vision statement that we got to about 90%
We would like to ask people who did not attend the session (or who needed to leave the session early) for their thoughts to help refining and clarifying some open questions
Optional Vision statements:
1a) Powering (fair and transparent) (food) supply networks that reconnect communities and regenerate the earth.
1b ) A world where (fair and transparent) (food) supply networks reconnect communities and regenerate the earth.
2 ) Regenerating the planet and connecting communities through (fair and transparent) (food) supply networks.
- Should “food” be included in the vision statement or not? Can it be replaced by “produce” or what could be an alternative? The background for this was that even though we are called ‘Open Food Network’ there are many that use OFN to sell non-food produce and crafts. Is ‘food’ inclusive of that?
- Should fairness & transparency be included in the vision statement (or can be in the mission statement)
- “Connecting” or “reconnecting” communities?
- Powering (1a) or “A world where” (1b)
Before asking you for your votes and thoughts we would like to highlight the difference between Vision & Mission Statement and describe the process how they have been created.
- The vision statement focuses on tomorrow and what the organization wants to become
- It helps your organization to focus on what matters the most and invites innovation. It is aspirational and inspirational
- The DREAMING piece — if everything goes right, this is how your organization will change the world
- The mission statement focuses on today. It is a combination of what your organization does, how, and why you do it
- The DOING piece — it describes how you act, who you serve, what you serve and how you do it every day.
The mission describes the company’s reason for existing and the vision helps encourage success for the present and the future.
Both of them are intertwined, as
the vision statement is a static mental picture of what you want to achieve, the mission statement is a dynamic process of how the vision will be accomplished
Elements of Mission and Vision Statements are often combined to provide a statement of the company’s purposes, goals and values
The process / steps to derive the statements
- Based on the vision statements that everyone wrote individually before or during the Vision I session, themes & values were identified (see Miro Board or the Session´s Google Doc) or added during the Vision II session if important values were missed
- These 30 themes were prioritized via a voting (each participant had 3 votes) and the following topics were considered to be most important amongst participants to be included in the statement
- Sustainability / Regenerating
- Fairness / Transparency
- Short Supply Chains
- Based on these 4 themes the vision statements were created and the 2.5 mentioned above favorited
I ll post them separately below this post, so people can simply heart their favorite and comment on the other open questions.