Human Resources Today: A Strategic Partner, Presented by Stuart Friedman, April 2013

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Human Resources Today: A Strategic Partner
The Foundation, Mission, Vision and Values

Presented by Stuart Friedman, HR Pro SIG of HR/NY to FPWA (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies)
April 2013

An overview of how an organization's mission, vision and values shapes it's direction, future and staff.

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Human Resources Today: A Strategic Partner, Presented by Stuart Friedman, April 2013

  1. 1. Human Resources Today: A Strategic Partner THE FOUNDATION: MISSION, VISION & VALUES PRESENTED BY: STUART FRIEDMAN, APRIL 2013
  2. 2. HR Today: Strategic Partner The Foundation Agenda  Who is Here Today?  Human Resource Today: A Strategic Partner  What is an Organization’s Purpose?  Mission  Vision  Values  Buy In & Stakeholders  Examples  What is Your Organization’s Mission & Values
  3. 3. Human Resources Today A Strategic Partner  Historical Role  Advice  Service  Control  HR Today Expanded Role  Strategic  Operational  Administrative **Source: SHRM
  4. 4. Human Resources Today A Strategic Partner  HR Must Understand:  How the organization generates value.  How and when to communicate the mission (purpose).  How values connect to policies and processes.  Know the industry/sector your organization is a part of.
  5. 5. HR Today: Strategic Partner Mission, Vision & Values  Mission  A mission statement tells us what the purpose of the organization is.  It specifies what activities the organization pursues, what course management has charted for its future and how it will achieve them.  It includes:  Who the organization is.  What it does.  Who the company/organization serves.
  6. 6. HR Today: Strategic Partner Mission, Vision & Values  Vision  A vision statement is a vivid, guiding image of the organization’s desired future.  It is the ultimate picture of what the leadership envisions for the organization.  The key to a strong vision statement, is for it to create the same image for all stakeholders.
  7. 7. Examples of Mission/Vision Statements  Amazon: Amazon’s vision is to be earth’s most customer centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.  Apple: Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.  Facebook: Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.  Google: Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
  8. 8. Examples of Mission/Vision Statements  FPWA Mission Statement `The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies promotes the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable by strengthening human service organizations and advocating for just public policies.’
  9. 9. HR Today: Strategic Partner Mission, Vision & Values  Well conceived vision and mission statements:  Crystallize management’s views for long-term direction.  Keep the actions of ALL employees directed toward the same goal.  Convey an organization’s purpose and identify what motivates employees to do their best.  Help plan and prepare for the future.  Mission and Vision must originate from the very top of the organization!
  10. 10. HR Today: Strategic Partner Mission, Vision & Values Values = Culture Values Policies Behavior
  11. 11. HR Today: Strategic Partner Mission, Vision & Values What is your organization’s Mission?
  12. 12. HR Today: Strategic Partner Mission, Vision & Values  Summary  HR Today means being a Strategic Partner  Mission = Purpose  Vision = Future  Values = Culture & Behavior  Mission, Vision & Values must come from the top leadership, have buy- in and be communicated effectively to all stakeholders. **Source: SHRM

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