It is common for a
lot of people to interchange a Vision from a Mission. There is nothing
unusual nor bad if they do so because they are always together.
I refer to the
Business Dictionary for the official meaning of the difference between the
two. I quote in their definition the
following unique points to differentiate one from the other.
What is a Vision?
description of what an organization would like to achieve or accomplish in the
mid-term or long-term future.
It is intended to
serve as a clear guide for choosing current and future courses of action.
What is a Mission?
declaration of an organization’s core purpose and focus that normally remains
unchanged over time.
It serves as
filters to separate what is important from what is not, it clearly states which
markets will be served and how and it communicates a sense of intended
direction to the organization.
The two (2)
definitions help me when I try to put the heart the vision and mission of our
Our Vision: A Ruizian Catholic educational institution of servant leaders who live faith, hope and love in communion significantly contributing to national and world progress, unity and peace.
For example, to
become men and women in service for others, we
empower our students to become
servant leaders as embodied in the examples and teachings of Christ who came to
serve and not to be served, therefore, they must become men and women in
service for others .
Our Mission: Distinctly LAY, CATHOLIC and FILIPINO, we are committed to :
- Work toward the holistic formation of servant leaders centered on the Eucharist , modeled on the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Lorenzo Ruiz and become witnesses of the Gospel
- Continuously strive for transformative education that is innovative, dynamic and globally responsive
- Efficiently manage resources for viability and sustainability.
According to Britt
Skrabanek in her article “Difference between Vision and Mission Statements
: 25 examples”, a vision statement
focuses on tomorrow and what an organization wants to ultimately become while a
mission statement focuses on today and what an organization does to achieve it.
clear if we are able to distinguish one from the other.
Skrabanek,B. Difference between Vision and Mission
Retrieved May 15, 2019, from www.clearvoice.com
Mission and Vision. Business Dictionary. http://businessdictionary.com. Retrieved May 10,2019