In general, Coca-cola vision guides all members to understand what the company does, how it is done, and who it is done for also keeps the employees focused on the realistic goals of the firm, customers, investors, and other business partners.
An effective vision should consists of two component which the first one is a cognitive component; which focuses on outcomes and how the best to achieve it, and the second component is affective component which will helps to motivate people and gain their commitment toward it( Boal and Hooijberg 2001).
Base on Coca-cola vision statement show that they apply the affective component which increasing motivation and commitment among their employees, customers and business partners. The six P’s of Coca-cola vision which is People,, Portfolio, Partners, Planet, Profit and Productivity is the guideline to increase motivation and commitment. These six P’s also clearly mention the desirable future target for each component internally and externally of the firm, which is among people (employees), portfolio (product), partners (customers and suppliers), planet (moral obligation), profit and productivity. These visions also challenge all to participate and reach the organization goals. As a good vision, the internal (organizational beliefs and values) as well as external (shared understanding of the market environment) needs to be aligned.
Besides, the Coca-cola vision statement also focuses on how the organizational members relate to the vision and shared each others. •People: Be a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be. •Portfolio: Bring to the world a portfolio of quality beverage brands that anticipate and satisfy people’s desires and needs. •Partners: Nurture a winning network of customers and suppliers, together we create mutual, enduring value. •Planet: Be a responsible citizen that makes a difference by helping build and support sustainable communities. •Profit: Maximize long-term return to shareowners while being mindful of our overall responsibilities. •Productivity: Be a highly effective, lean and fast-moving organization
This is a good sample of vision statement because it’s not too specific and realistic to achieve by all their members. This vision statement also encourages all members to participate in achieve the vision.