The Lord's Prayer has 50 words.
The Ten Commandments have 297 words.
The Constitution of the United States of America has 4,500 words.
How many words does your organization's operations manual have? How about your mission, vision, values statement? How about your strategic position?
Perhaps even more importantly - how many of your organization's team members have ever even read your mission, vision, values, and strategic position?
Do they even know where to find it?
BOTTOMLINE: It's not enough to simplify and make every word count when it comes to your organization's mission, vision, values and strategic position. Make them available to everyone in your organization - constantly. Make your mission, vision, values, and strategic position always available on every team member's desktop. It's a great way to continually remind and align team members to your organization's strategy. And to execute accordingly.