Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mission Statement - Microsoft

Contrary to the Mission Statement of General Electric (GE)(see former post), the Mission Statement of Microsoft sounds a bit dull. I can't imagine Microsoft employees being moved by their Mission Statement. It is short, full of platitudes and the Mission, frankly, could be the Mission of any consultancy company in the world. I don't think they actually felt a need to produce a Mission Statement at Microsoft, but somehow in a moment of weakness an HR executive (not at the company anymore) realized he could stand out by writing the below Statement. Since then the 'thing' has been parked on the website.


Our Mission
At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

Our Values
As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect. We are committed to our customers and partners and have a passion for technology. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through. We hold ourselves accountable to our customers, shareholders, partners, and employees by honoring our commitments, providing results, and striving for the highest quality.

Corporate Citizenship
Every successful corporation has a responsibility to use its resources and influence to make a positive impact on the world and its people. MicrosoftĂ‚’s Global Citizenship Initiative is focused on mobilizing our resources across the company and around the world, to create opportunities in the communities where we do business, and to fulfill our commitment to serving the public good through innovative technologies and partnerships.