Analysis of the Ben & Jerry's Company

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The Ben & Jerry's Company sets forth a clear mission statement that is outlined with three major principles in mind that outline the company's values and motivates its employees. Their mission statement is divided into a product mission, economic mission and social mission that each further defines the company's outlook on how they should impact the world. By using clear energizing goals and communicative goals, the mission statement of Ben & Jerry's provides a motivating ideal that its employees can strive for. The Ben & Jerry's Company has a mission statement that motivates its employees to want to produce a good product.

The Ben & Jerry's mission statement is divided into three subsections that make it simpler to see what the overall goals are. The subsections are product, economic and social missions. Each area addresses energizing goals as well as communicative goals to provide a clear and motivating mission statement.

Energizing goals state the intent of the company and what goals the organization would like to achieve.

Under the product mission, it is stated that their goal is "to make, distribute & sell the finest quality all natural ice cream & euphoric concoctions". This is the primary mission of Ben & Jerry's because they are in the business of selling ice cream. It is also the first line of the first subsection in their mission statement. By placing this in their official mission statement, they are saying that this is who we are and this is what we do. Ben & Jerry's is an ice cream company, so the first line makes sense because it simply states what the primary goal of the company is--to make ice cream. Along with this line, there are more lines about serving the Earth and using only the finest natural ingredients. These statements add...