Purpose of a Mission Organizations, teams, and even individuals and communities often have a mission. In essence, a mission is a purpose, a reason for being. With a clear and well-understood mission, it becomes possible to understand what goals, activities, and resources are necessary. Without a mission, members lack a common ground to understand boundaries
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