A formulation of mission identifies the scope of operations of an enterprise in the aspects of the product and the market. A formulation of mission incorporates the philosophy of an organization strategists. It reveals the concept of an organization, its main product or service and the main needs of the client that the firm intends to meet. In short, a formulation of clear and meaningful mission describes the values and priorities of an organization. A formulation of mission shows a vision of an organization in terms of who wants to be long-term and who want to serve. According to McGinnia, the formulation of a company should be: define which is the Organization, which aspires to be. Be specific enough to exclude certain activities and wide enough to allow for creative growth. Distinguish an organization from all others.
Serve as a framework to assess present and future activities. Be formulated in clear terms that can be understood across enterprise. Has been written, that the formulation of the mission is a statement of concept and attitudes more than details specific, at least for two important reasons, is usually broad in its scope; First, because a formulation of broad mission reaches allows the study and the generation of a wide range of objectives and feasible strategies without slowing the managerial creativity. Despite the fact that a mission must be comprehensive in its scope, it must be careful in developing a formulation that includes all strategic options, because it does not become it useless.(Fred R. David, strategic management 9th Edition, 1987) Problems the main problems that present in the achievement of the Mission of a company are: mission made it the top executives of the company that does not have enough of the other information in the company, summarized in call it mission without inclusion, i.e. when the mission is generated in the highest levels of the company without having sufficient information coming from employees at other levels, even the best communication effort ever to become a real commitment.