Organisations often talk about their mission statement or values as a way of defining who they are and what they stand for, but what do they really mean when they talk about mission, and exactly how do their values get expressed?
Underpinning our Mission Statement is our culture of values and core characteristics which state that we are motivated by our Christian faith; are welcoming and value everyone; believe in the good of all people; work with integrity; are passionate; are forgiving; are tolerant; are caring.
In order to get under the skin of these however we have asked staff from various areas of the YMCA Bedfordshire team to write about how they see our core characteristics being lived out in their role. Click on the core characteristics to read their thoughts. But let’s start with a few words from our CEO on the subject here.
We will be