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Comprehensive Organizational Purpose

Link: https://cisr.mit.edu/publication/OrganizationalPurpose_TalkingPoints


Recent MIT CISR survey data showed that nearly every participating organization had crafted a purpose statement. However, only half had defined the aspirations, propositions, and values that together comprise a comprehensive organizational purpose statement that can become ingrained in leaders’ strategic planning and teams’ decision-making. Drawing on MIT CISR survey data and a case study of Allstate Insurance, this research briefing describes how combining such a comprehensive organizational purpose with decentralized decision-making results in accelerated strategic objective realization and improved financial performance.

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Publication type: Talking Points

Publication authors:
Nick van der Meulen
Cynthia M. Beath