Sunday, July 2, 2017

Philosophy, Mission, Vision, Strategy and Action Programs - Agricultural Productivity

It is a framework that is being proposed first.

Philosophy, Mission, Vision, Strategy and Action Programs


1. the use of reason in understanding such things as the nature of the real world and existence, the use and limits of knowledge, and the principles of moral judgment:

2.a group of theories and ideas related to the understanding of a particular subject:

a :  pursuit of wisdom
b :  a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means
c :  an analysis of the grounds of and concepts expressing fundamental beliefs

a :  a system of philosophical concepts
b :  a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought: the philosophy of war

The study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.

1.1 noun: A particular system of philosophical thought.
‘the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle’

1.2 The study of the theoretical basis of a particular branch of knowledge or experience.
‘the philosophy of science’

Philosophy related to any topic is the  theoretical basis of that topic. Theoretical basis will consists of many laws, cause and effect relationships related to the topic.

Mission is related to the purpose of any organized group to pursue an activity. The mission is based on the philosophy underlying the activity or purpose.

Vision is a more tangible goal to be achieved as a part of achieving the mission with in a time frame.

Strategy is an important higher level decision. There are alternatives at the higher levels and if one is chosen as the alternative to pursue, many lower level activities are specified by it.

Action programmes are the lower level activities and tasks. Many activities are derived from strategies. But there is likelihood that as organizations consist of large number of people, there are many autonomous activities carried by them based on their individual preferences. So the beliefs of lower level people can convince the senior management to approve some activities whose logical connection to the strategy may be weak but they satisfy the strongly felt need of certain people sometimes even a group of customers.

Agriculture Productivity

Regarding Philosophy

Joseph Pitt, Interesting essay on agriculture research objectives

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