mission statement 17

Most of us are aware of the term purpose statement but are unsure of its real meaning within the business context. A purpose statement is a statement describing the organization’s or department’s purpose or the reason for its existence. It should accurately answer the questions below.

  1. Who are we?
  2. What do we do?
  3. For whom do we do this?
  4. How do we know when we are getting it done?

The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2-3 sentences. See the steps below.

Step 1) Answer the four questions above about your interviewee’s Human Resource Department in an itemized format. In other words, include each question and your answer under it.

Step 2) Based on your answers to the four questions, draft a 2-3 sentence purpose statement for the HR Department.

Step 3) Submit your HR Department Purpose Statement for review by the deadline.

Additional requirements:

  • This assignment is not a traditional APA-styled paper. Therefore, an introduction and conclusion are not required for this assignment.
  • Use one-inch margins, size 12 font, double-spaced line spacing, and page numbers.
  • Use Microsoft Word format to submit your document.

Note that the Portfolio Milestones for Weeks 2, 4, and 5 must be completed by the end of the week that they have been assigned to receive credit. The late policy does not apply to project milestones. Failure to deliver these required portfolio-related assignments by the end of the week they are assigned will result in a 0. Please plan accordingly and stay on schedule with these and all course requirements.